Lightning’s Top 5 Performers in Round 2 vs the Panthers

(Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)
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May 23, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) passes the puck as Florida Panthers center Noel Acciari (55) defends during the third period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
May 23, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) passes the puck as Florida Panthers center Noel Acciari (55) defends during the third period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

5. Steven Stamkos
Steven Stamkos is the best player in Lightning history.  That’s a well-known fact, but his playoff performance is underrated every season. Stamkos had two goals, two assists, and four points to finish off the series, a much better performance than the first round where he had the same stats in three more games. He was not only great on offense, but he was great on defense, blocking shots left and right and helping out both the defense and Vasilevskiy in a big way. If Stamkos plays this way next round, he will be a force to be reckoned with.