2015 Playoff Notes:
- With three goals in Game Five is the first Preds player to record a post-season hat trick.
- One of four rookies in the past 70 years to score a hat trick for a team facing an elimination game.
- Became the youngest player (20 years, 247 days) in Preds history to score a postseason goal on Friday.
- Is the fifth Preds rookie to tally a multi-point playoff game in his rookie season (1g-1a).
- Set the Preds record for most shots by a rookie in a postseason contest (7).
NHL Playoff Notes:
- 2015 will be his first career appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Additional Playoff/Championship Notes:
- Participated in three straight World Junior Championships with Team Sweden, captaining the team to a pair of silver medals in 2013 and 2014, while also taking home a gold medal in 2012.
- Was the first Swede to win MVP honors at World Juniors (2014) since the award began in 2004 and was also named the Best Forward of the 2014 tournament by the Directorate.
I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.
— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final