The Lightning forward is riding a five-game point streak since returning from injury on Dec. 21 and has points in each of his past seven games overall. St. Louis tied a season-high three assists on Saturday against Carolina, including the 500th of his career.
2. STEVEN STAMKOS The Bolts center completed his fifth career hat trick in Saturday’s divisional matchup with the Hurricanes and enters Monday with 10 goals and 13 points over his past eight games. During that eight-game stretch, four of those goals have been game-winners, while his total of 26 on the season leads all NHL skaters.
3. STEVE DOWNIE The winger's three assists in Saturday’s 5-2 victory over Carolina tied a single-game career-high, while he also comes into this week with a plus-five rating in his past three matches.
4. TEDDY PURCELL Purcell is enjoying a three-game point streak and has two goals and six points in his past seven games. He has registered a plus-four rating in an equal number of games and has recorded a plus-one rating or better in six of his past seven contests.
5. VINCENT LECAVALIER Tampa Bay’s captain scored the game-winning goal, his fifth of the season, on Thursday to finish off a come-from-behind win over Montreal. He was held off the score sheet in the team’s most recent game on Saturday, but has notched points in three of his past four games and in five of his past eight. He also has recorded a plus-three rating in as many games.
Bolts By The Numbers
Regulation losses in one-goal games this season, tied with Philadelphia for the fewest in the NHL.
Game-deciding goals by Dominic Moore in the team’s past five shootout wins.
Goals scored on the road this season by Steven Stamkos, which are tied for fourth-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.