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Player of the Week: Steven Stamkos

The Lightning Captain paced the offense with four goals between December 9th and 15th

by Jacob Lynn /

Steven Stamkos led the way for the Lightning last week, scoring four goals in four games. 

The Captain began the week by scoring Tamap Bay's lone goal in a 5-1 loss to the Islanders on Monday night. Stamkos took a feed from Kevin Shattenrkirk in the slot and spun the puck past Semyon Varlamov on a backhand to get the Lightning on the board in the second period.

The following night in Sunrise against the Panthers, Stamkos scored the game-opening goal in a 2-1 win. Alex Killorn forced a turnover along the boards and fed Stamkos who deked around Sergei Bobrovsky. 

Video: BOS@TBL: Stamkos beats Rask from the high slot

Stamkos' best performance of the week came in the Lightning's biggest win. On Thursday against the Bruins, Stamkos scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner to lead Tampa Bay to a 3-2 win over their Atlantic Division rivals. Stamkos was left all alone in the slot and fired a shot past Tuukka Rask after Nikita Kucherov won the puck behind the Bruins net. With less than five minutes remaining in the third period, Stamkos added his second goal of the night on a shot from the slot after the Bolts forced a Boston turnover. 

Stamkos now leads the Lightning with 13 goals and ranks second on the team with 29 points. 

Game Log
12/9 vs. NYI - 1G
12/10 at FLA - 1G
12/12 vs. BOS - 2G
12/14 vs. WSH - 1S

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