The Lightning forward notched the game-winning goal for the second straight game on Saturday at Columbus and also added an assist against the Blue Jackets. He enters Monday’s action in sole possession of first place among all NHL goal scorers with 20 markers on the year and ranks third among all league skaters in points with 37.
2. RYAN MALONE The Bolts winger has points in all but one of his past five games, including two goals and as many assists in that span. Prior to the inception of his current hot streak, Malone had gone without a point in five straight games from November 28 to December 6.
3. DOMINIC MOORE The center has at least a point in four of his past five outings. Prior to Saturday’s matchup with the Blue Jackets, Moore potted the game-winning goal on December 8 at Madison Square Garden and followed it up with a three-game assist streak.
4. VINCENT LECAVALIER Lecavalier has a goal and three assists in his past four games and has points in three of those four as well.
5. ERIC BREWER The Bolts defenseman is currently enjoying his best stretch of the season, registering points in three of his past five contests. He scored his first goal of the season on Saturday at Columbus to match a season-high point streak at two games and has a plus-5 rating over in his past five games.
HONORABLE MENTION: BLAIR JONES Jones has scored two goals and has notched one assist in his past three games. He is currently riding a three-game point streak, which is the longest of his NHL career, and has a plus-3 rating in that span.
Bolts By The Numbers
Regulation losses in one-goal games this season, tied with Philadelphia for the fewest in the NHL.
Consecutive multi-point games by Steven Stamkos heading into Wednesday’s game at San Jose, the first such stretch by any Lightning player this season.
Wins when trailing after two periods, tied for most in the NHL.
Goals scored both at home and on the road this season by Steven Stamkos, which account for the third-most among all NHL skaters.
Consecutive seasons in which captain Vincent Lecavalier has scored at least 10 goals in each, good for the NHL’s fifth-longest active streak.
Combined goals by Vincent Lecavalier and Steven Stamkos this season, which are just four behind the NHL’s leading teammate goal-scoring duo of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp who together have accumulated a total of 35.