Tampa Bay Lightning: Steven Stamkos is heating up this season

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Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos has really started to heat up this season, bringing home six goals in his last four games.

The Tampa Bay Lightning got off to a bit of a rocky start this season. A consistent string of inconsistencies and ill-timed miscues led the Lightning to fall well below expectations in the early part of the season. Thankfully, it seems the Bolts are finally starting to find their footing. One of the major contributing factors has been the skilled play of Lightning captain Steven Stamkos.

Steven Stamkos hit a bit of a skid at the end of November. The captain failed to register a single point in the final four games of November and his plus/minus left something to be desired. The good news is, it seems as if the 29-year-old center has fallen into his groove and is really starting to heat up.

Stamkos has picked up a plethora of points in his last few games. The captain scored two goals in last night’s thrilling 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins at the Amalie Arena in Tampa. Stammer’s second goal of the night eventually became the game-winner.

After last night’s spectacular, the captain has scored at least one goal in the last four games. He has six goals and one assist in the same amount of time for a total of seven points. In the month of December, the captain has registered six goals and three assists. This gives Stamkos an average of 1.5 points per game.

Needless to say, the offensive prowess of the Lightning captain has certainly helped the Bolts regain their footing and start traveling down the right path.

Right now, Steven Stamkos is leading the way for the Tampa Bay Lightning in goals scored. The captain has 13 goals and 16 assists for a total of 29 points. These numbers place him in second place on the team in points. The lone name above Stamkos is Nikita Kucherov, who has registered 10 goals and 23 assists for a total of 33 points in 29 games.

The Tampa Bay Lightning has a tough challenge in front of them tomorrow evening. The Lightning will make their way to the Capital One Arena where they will do battle with captain Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.

The Capitals are currently the top team in the Eastern Conference and the entirety of the National Hockey League. As one could easily imagine, Ovechkin is burning a path through the league for his team. Ovi has 21 goals and 12 assists to his name for a total of 33 points in as many games. This places Ovechkin in third place in the league in goals.

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The Lightning will need to be firing on all cylinders and continue to play the smart, yet aggressive style of hockey they’ve played over the last two games. If the last couple of games are any indication of what the future holds for Lightning fans, we’re pretty certain we’ll be seeing another stellar performance from Steven Stamkos.