The Lightning faced Toronto tonight in Canada. Instead of force feeding Steven Stamkos the puck, they played better defensively and offensively, and let things happen naturally.
Stammer did get his 59th goal. There is only one game left for him to get his one goal. If he does not score on Saturday, he will not be any less of an amazing player. Playing through
injuries that he does not let known and pain that I could not imagine, he is a true warrior. He is only at the beginning of what is hopefully to be a long career, and he’s already
breaking records and setting new ones. My prayer is that he stays healthy and doesn’t push himself too hard with those injuries, and he plays the length of his career in Bolt Blue.
After Saturday, the team will have an entire summer to lick their wounds, regroup, and start all over next season. Though most fans see this season as disappointing, keep in mind Steven
Stamkos’ record setting 59 (Hopefully 60 after Saturday’s game) goals, Marty St. Louis’ franchise record setting 9 seasons in a row with 25 goals, and the franchise record having 25 wins
at home. There is nothing to hang their heads about. We’re in a state of rebuilding. Last season’s success was unplanned, and unexpected. This season was spot on. We surely have a lot
to look forward to next season. This will surely be an interesting summer.