The Lightning forward enters Thursday riding an eight-game point streak, which is the NHL’s longest active streak by any player this season. Stamkos has goals in 10 of his past 15 games, including in four of the past seven, and points in 19 of his past 22 games overall.
2. MARTIN ST. LOUIS St. Louis has six points in his past seven games, including four goals and two assists. He notched his 800th career point on Tuesday.
3. STEVE DOWNIE The Bolts grinder has just two goals and three points in his past seven games, but he has been one of the team’s best players as of late. He had a goal this past Saturday at home against the Rangers As a result of his improved play recently, Downie’s ice time jumped from 16:15 on Saturday versus New York to 19:49 on Monday at Ottawa.
4. MARC-ANDRE BERGERON The Bolts defenseman has picked up four assists in his past seven games. He also ranks third among all NHL defensemen with 23 points and leads all Tampa Bay blueliners in shots on goal with 47, including 14 in his past five games alone.
5. TEDDY PURCELL The skilled winger has three helpers in his past six games and has a +2 rating in that span. He currently ranks fourth on the team in goals with five and assists with 10.
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.
Game-winning goals by Lightning first-year forward Brett Connolly, which ranks third among all NHL rookie forwards.
Wins when trailing after the second period this season, tied for the most in the NHL.
Game-winning goals for Vincent Lecavalier, which ties him for second in the NHL behind Johan Franzen who has five.
Goals by Steven Stamkos this season, which has him tied for second behind league-leader Jonathan Toews and Phil Kessel who each have 17.