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3 Stars of the Week

Stamkos leads 3 Stars of the Week

Lightning captain, Tampa Bay forward Kucherov, Sharks center Couture earn honors

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL /

Stamkos earns first star of week

Stamkos, Kucherov, Couture named 3 Stars of the Week

Lightning's Steven Stamkos, Lightning's Nikita Kucherov and Sharks' Logan Couture are named the NHL's 3 Stars of the Week ending Oct. 22nd

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NEW YORK - Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov and San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Oct. 22.


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game recap

Stamkos boosts Lightning past Penguins

Matches NHL career high with four points; Kucherov scores two goals

by Corey Long / Correspondent

TAMPA -- Steven Stamkos had four points to match his NHL career high, and Nikita Kucherov scored two goals for the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 7-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Amalie Arena on Saturday.

Stamkos, Yanni Gourde, Brayden Point, Anton Stralman and Mikhail Sergachev scored for Tampa Bay (7-1-1), and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves.

The Lightning have 15 points, tying the best start in their history. They had 15 through nine games in 2003-04 (seven wins, one tie), when they won the Stanley Cup.

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NHL Insider

Chemistry undeniable for Stamkos, Kucherov

Lightning captain compares current linemate to former Tampa Bay star Martin St. Louis

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

TAMPA -- Steven Stamkos feels like he goes back in time whenever he steps on the ice with Nikita Kucherov. 

"I think [playing with] Kuch is probably the closest for me personally to having that chemistry [that I had] with Marty [St. Louis]," Stamkos, the Tampa Bay Lightning captain, said. "It's a tough thing to find in this League, that chemistry."

Stamkos and St. Louis found their chemistry quickly and were magical on the same line, an elite righty-lefty combination that combined 667 points (287 goals, 380 assists) from 2009-13. 

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game recap

Stamkos scores first, Lightning hold off Penguins

Killorn has four assists, Vasilevskiy makes 36 saves

by Corey Long / Correspondent

TAMPA -- Steven Stamkos scored his first goal in almost a year, and Slater Koekkoek scored the first two goals of his NHL career to help the Tampa Bay Lightning defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 at Amalie Arena on Thursday.

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Fantasy picks: Stamkos back in top form

Lightning center on three-game point streak, good play against Penguins

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / Staff Writer

All season long,'s fantasy staff will provide daily picks for DraftKings NHL contests. This article includes expensive and value plays and can be used as a basis for your roster decision-making.


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game recap

Stamkos gets assist in Lightning win against Panthers

Back from knee injury, helps break third-period tie in season opener

by Corey Long / Correspondent

TAMPA -- Steven Stamkos assisted on the tiebreaking goal by Vladislav Namestnikov, and the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Florida Panthers 5-3 at Amalie Arena in the season opener for each team Friday.

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game preview

Panthers at Lightning preview

Stamkos playing first regular-season game in almost 11 months; Boughner making coaching debut for Florida

by Corey Long / Correspondent

PANTHERS (0-0-0) at LIGHTNING (0-0-0)

7:30 p.m. ET; SUN, FS-F, NHL.TV 


The Game

Center Steven Stamkos will play his first regular-season game in almost 11 months when the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Florida Panthers at Amalie Arena.

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NHL Insider

Stamkos eager for Lightning opener, full recovery

Center had knee surgery in November, hoping to regain form beginning against Panthers

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos wants to say he's back, that his surgically repaired right knee is healthy and ready to do its job so he can be an elite player again.

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Season Preview

Lightning led by healthy, hungry Stamkos

Captain's return from knee injury expected to bolster playoff chances

by Corey Long / Correspondent

The Tampa Bay Lightning should be one of the favorites to win the Atlantic Division, if they remain healthy.

In addition to forwards Steven Stamkos and Ryan Callahan returning from injury, the Lightning acquired defenseman Mikhail Sergachev, the No. 9 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens for forward Jonathan Drouin on June 15. Tampa Bay also added forward Chris Kunitz and defenseman Dan Girardi as free agents to bring more grit and experience to the lineup after missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs by one point.

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Top Players

#NHLTopPlayers: Nos. 20-11

NHL Network reveals best of current crop @NHL

As the preseason continues, NHL Network is getting you ready for the regular season by ranking the top 50 players in the League. NHL Network researchers, producers and on-air personalities compiled the list, continuing with players 11-20. Here is their list.

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