The Lightning forward notched the game-tying goal in regulation last Thursday against the Rangers, then went on to score the winner in the shootout just moments later. He added an assist on Saturday at Philadelphia to give him points in two straight entering Monday..
2. VICTOR HEDMAN The Bolts defenseman has stepped up in the wake of a string of injuries to the Lightning defensive corps this season. Hedman is leading the team in average ice time per game with 23:03 and has contributed offensively in recent games too, notching an assist in both Saturday’s game at Philadelphia and on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
3. RYAN MALONE Malone comes into this week with a pair of points in his past two games, scoring the game’s first goal on Thursday at New York and adding an assist Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. He ranks fourth on the team with six goals on the year.
4. STEVEN STAMKOS Despite being held off the score sheet in each of his past two games, Stamkos has registered points in eight of his past 10 contests. Over that span, the Bolts forward has recorded five goals and six assists to up his totals in the league rankings. Entering Monday, Stamkos was seventh among all NHL skaters in goals with 16.
5. VINCENT LECAVALIER The Lightning captain snapped a seven-game goalless streak on Saturday at Philadelphia to give him 11 on the year, which ranks second on the team only to Steven Stamkos. F He now has recorded at least 10 goals in each of the past 13 consecutive seasons, which is the fifth-longest streak among all active players.
Bolts By The Numbers
Regulation losses in one-goal games this season for Tampa Bay, making them the only team in the NHL without a defeat through 60 minutes in such games.
Wins when trailing after the second period this season, tied for the most in the NHL.