Last night, against Shea Weber and the Nashville Predators, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Martin St. Louis reached a new milestone, the second of the season, in his storied NHL career. Late in the first period, while the Lightning were on the Power Play thanks to Predators center Craig Smith serving two minutes for Holding the Stick of Lightning defenseman Eric Brewer, St. Louis scored his 14th goal of the season.
Normally, this would not be such a spectacular feat; however, this was no ordinary 14th goal. This was also his 350th goal in a Tampa Bay Lightning jersey.
Tampa Bay Lightning captain Martin St. Louis has been the heart and soul for as long as your average Lightning fan can remember. Undrafted, Martin St. Louis was signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning on July 31, 2000 after playing the two previous seasons with the Calgary Flames.
Since being with the Lightning, he has scored 350 goals and 575 assists for a total of 925 points. It is a reasonable assumption that he could reach the 1000 point mark before his current contract expires with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Whether you missed it the first time, or just want to watch it all over again, here is a look at Martin St. Louis’ 350th goal in a Tampa Bay Lightning jersey.
How many points do you think the captain will have by the end of the season? How many of those points do you think will be goals? Let us know what you think in the comments below.