Tampa Bay Lightning: 50 Greatest Moments In Franchise History

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15. Ruslan Fedotenko Scores Two Goals To Win Stanley Cup

Date: June 7, 2004

Wow, are there any other clutch goals that match up with these twos? Martin St. Louis‘ game six overtime winner to force a game seven comes close, but you have to score goals to win a hockey game. Without these two goals by Ruslan Fedotenko, the Tampa Bay Lightning may not have won the Stanley Cup on that warm summer evening.

The twenty-five year old left-winger put the scoring on his shoulders, and with the help teammates Brad Richards and Freddy Modin, the Lightning forward would score the only two goals of the game for the Lightning on route to a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames.

If these were not the two biggest goals of Ruslan Fedotenko’s NHL career, then I don’t know that were. In every way, these two goals were the reason why the Tampa Bay Lightning won the game that night. It was a back and forth affair with both teams getting chance after chance to swing the score in their favor.

Thanks to Ruslan Fedotenko and Nikolai Khabibulin, along with the rest of the team, the Lightning were able to win the game and raise Lord Stanley’s Cup over their heads.

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