Advantage Margin: +34
The Lightning gave up a higher-than-average 302 power plays, but compensated by drawing 336 of their own, the second-highest total in the NHL.
Special Teams Goal Margin: +5
Tampa Bay's power play was prolific, scoring 69 times, and the penalty killers allowed only 49 goals. However, the Lightning allowed a League-worst 16 shorthanded goals while scoring just one of their own.
Goals by defensemen: 21
The Lightning got a shot of offense from Brett Clark
, who was the runaway leader among their defensemen with 9 goals. No other defenseman who spent the season in Tampa Bay had more than four.
Total: 14-5-6 OT: 8-5 SO: 6-6
The eight overtime victories were a community effort -- the winning goals were scored by seven players, with only Vincent Lecavalier
getting more than one.
Times Scored First: 51
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
2010-11 SEASON STATS
||103 (5th East/8th NHL)
|Change from 2009-10
||55 (2nd East/5th NHL)
||48 (7th East/12th NHL)
The Lightning led the NHL in scoring first and got the opening goal 30 times in 41 home games. However, they didn't do a good job of turning all those early goals into wins -- their .627 winning percentage was 24th.
Best 2010-11 Number: 96
Goals scored in the last two seasons by Steven Stamkos
, the most by anyone in the NHL during that span. Stamkos, the top pick in the 2008 Entry Draft, started 2010-11 with 21 goals in 22 games and finished with 45, second-most in the League.
Worst 2010-11 Number: 88
Goals allowed by the Lightning in the third period, while scoring just 64. The minus-24 goal differential cut Tampa Bay's differential for the season to just plus-7.
The Lightning begin their season with five in a row on the road and open the renovated St. Pete Times Forum on Oct. 17. They have a seven-game homestand, their longest of the season, in mid-March -- but finish the season by sandwiching a pair of three-game trips around two home games. They do get one break, with just 10 back-to-backs.