Bolts star Stamkos heating up on offense, extends scoring streak to four games

Through the first two rounds of the NHL playoffs this year, Lightning star Steven Stamkos scored just three goals. But in tipping an Ondrej Palat shot past Henrik Lundqvist Sunday in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Rangers, Stamkos extended his scoring streak to four straight games.
Author:
Publish date:
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

In the first two rounds of the NHL playoffs, Lightning captain Steven Stamkos scored three goals in 13 games. Unfortunately for the New York Rangers, Stamkos has become much more productive in the Eastern Conference Final against them – and Sunday in Game 5, the star center continued his hot streak by scoring for the fourth straight game in a 2-0 Bolts victory.

Tampa was leading 1-0 on a Valtteri Filppula goal 13:29 into the second period at Madison Square Garden, and nearly five minutes later, with the Bolts on the power play, Stamkos tipped in a shot from Ondrej Palat to record his seventh of the post-season and his 14th career playoff goal in 39 games:

With 17 points in 18 games, Stamkos is tied with teammate Nikita Kucherov and Anaheim Ducks stars Corey Perry and Ryan Getlaf for second spot in the post-season points race. Lightning center Tyler Johnson is first, with 18 points – and more importantly, the Bolts are just one win away from their second Stanley Cup Final appearance in franchise history, and five victories away from their second NHL championship.

TOP HEADLINES

Adam Fox
Play

Five NHLers That Avoided the Sophomore Slump

Are they growing up or just going down? It's just a matter of time until we all find out.

USATSI_15988471_168394049_lowres
Play

Maple Leafs Move Rasmus Sandin out of Lineup for Salary Cap Purposes

Head coach Sheldon Keefe said Rasmus Sandin was taken out of the lineup for salary cap purposes, signalling an activation of a player from long-term injured reserve may be in the works.

U18 Graphic

Top 15 U-18 World Championship Performances by 2021 NHL Draft Prospects

The younger generation may have been the ones in the spotlight, but the U-18 World Championship showcased the best the 2021 NHL draft class had to offer.