Stamkos Now Singled As Scoring Leader


Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos opened the scoring Thursday night as the Bolts took on the Montreal Canadiens. The Lightning went on to win the game 4-3 and Stamkos’ goal was his 23rd of the season – separating him from New York’s Marian Gaborik and singling him out as the NHL’s sole goal scoring leader.

Stamkos has now reached the half-way mark of his scoring total from last season, which was 45 goals. He has 96 goals in his last two seasons – a league leading statistic. He is on pace to potentially win the second Maurice “Rocket” Richard trophy of his career.