Established career highs in goals (9) and points (18) during his third full season with the Islanders and fourth professional campaign...The Islanders were 8-1-0 when he scored a goal and 14-2-1 when he had a point...Scored a career-best two shorthanded goals...Missed 11 games due to injuries...Had a two-point game (1g/1a), including his first career shorthanded goal, on Nov. 29 vs. New Jersey...Had a three-game point streak (1g/3a) from Nov. 26-29...Suffered an upper-body injury on Dec. 6 and missed three games...Suffered a lower-body injury on Feb. 16 and missed eight games...Appeared in his 200th NHL game on Mar. 17 at Chicago.
You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.
— Lightning forward Steven Stamkos after Game 7 win vs. Rangers on Friday in New York