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Steve Stamkos | Center

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
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Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steve Stamkos is starting to really rev up his play, as his teammates are noticing.
Current linemate Valtteri Filppula said, "I think he looks really confident right now, and it’s huge for us," according to Bryan Burns of the team's website. If Stamkos, Filppula and Alex Killorn can threaten consistently, the Lightning will boast a fearsome one-two punch of scoring lines. May 23 - 4:22 PM

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Steve Stamkos scored a goal in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Rangers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final.

The Lightning were a dominant offensive side in the last two games of the series, but the Rangers came out with a complete team effort in Game 4. Stamkos' goal at 11:30 mark of the second period tied the game at 1-1, but it was all downhill from there, as they allowed four more goals in the game. Alex Killorn and Valtteri Filppula picked up the assists on the goal. The series is now tied at 2-2, and the two teams will now head back to New York for Game 5 on Sunday night.
May 22 - 10:57 PM

Steve Stamkos was all over the ice Wednesday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final.

He notched a goal and an assist in a 6-5 overtime win over the New York Rangers. Stamkos had a sluggish start to the postseason, but he's been firing on all cylinders again and it started to happen when he shifted from playing center to the wing. "I thought he was spending too much time in the (defensive) zone and was spending way too much energy down there," coach Jon Cooper said. "So to free him up a little bit, get him out of (our) zone faster and (keep him from having to) play the whole 200 feet. I thought it would help save his legs and give him a little more time and space." He has amassed 11 points, including five goals, in his past eight games.
May 21 - 10:16 AM

Steve Stamkos sparked his Lightning to Wednesday's 6-5 Game 3 overtime victory over the Rangers.

The Rangers took a quick 2-0 lead just 9:55 into the first period, but Stamkos cut the lead in half just 2:12 later. The Lightning would go on to score three more consecutive goals, the second of which Stamkos assist on. He now has points in seven of his last eight games, totaling five goals and 11 points in that time.
May 21 - 1:41 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning scored a power play goal in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers.

The Lightning went just 2-for-30 in their first round series against Detroit, but they did some significant damage against the Canadiens in round two, where they scored eight goals on the man-advantage in six games. "We scored the power-play goal to tie the game, but you are not going to score a power-play goal every time,’’ captain Steven Stamkos said. "I thought we gave ourselves a chance on the power play to get back in. We would have like to have got one there at the end.’’
May 17 - 10:15 AM

During the three regular season games between the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers, no one tallied more points than Steven Stamkos.

Stamkos scored twice and added five assists for seven points, which includes a pair of three-point games. Though interestingly enough, only one of his points were collected while on the power play. Stamkos scored 43 goals and 72 points in all 82 games during the regular season. In 22 career games versus New York, Stamkos has scored 10 goals and 24 points with eight multi-point games.
Source: NHL.com
May 14 - 7:51 PM

Coach Jon Cooper doesn't think Steve Stamkos liked being moved from center to the wing, but he made the switch without any complaints and managed to elevate his game following an unproductive opening round.

"He elevated his game," Cooper said. "He didn't put his tail between his legs and say, 'Well, I want to be moved back to center.' Let's do what's best for the team. It'd be hard to say he wasn't one of our best players (Tuesday)." Valtteri Filppula was moved to center on the line to try to get Stamkos more scoring opportunities. The move appeared to work as Stamkos scored in two straight games to end Tampa Bay's series against Montreal. He will enter the Eastern Conference Finals with a five-game point streak (three goals, four assists).
May 13 - 5:29 PM

Steve Stamkos produced his third goal of the postseason on Tuesday night.

He gave the Lightning a 2-0 lead in Game 6 and was a factor all night at both ends of the ice. Stamkos posted four shots, blocked two and had three hits in the match to get the Lightning into Round 3 of the playoffs.
May 13 - 11:43 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to avoid losing three consecutive games for the first time this season.

After jumping out to a 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven series against Montreal, the Lightning have now lost back-to-back games in the series. Momentum has clearly shifted to the Canadiens' side but it's good news for Tampa Bay and their fans that the team hasn't lost three straight games all season. "We're a resilient bunch," captain Steven Stamkos said before Saturday's 2-1 loss in Game 5. "I think we realize what to do when we have a bad game. We fix things pretty quickly. We watch things on the video, and we hold ourselves accountable. I think that's a big reason why even all year (we've been) able to avoid those long losing streaks. We know what we have to do."
May 10 - 10:07 AM

Steven Stamkos scored for the Lightning, but it wasn’t enough as they dropped their second in a row to the Canadiens, 2-1, in Game 5 on Saturday night.

Stamkos has recorded points in four consecutive games, though he went without a shot in the last two. His goal was one you’d describe as the "goal scorer’s variety" as he shook off defenders to put back the rebound from Anton Stralman’s shot into the vacant net before Carey Price could get over. Alex Killorn got the other assist. Stamkos has nine points in 12 games during the playoffs. Tampa Bay heads back home up 3-2 in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
May 9 - 10:06 PM

Tampa Bay superstar Steve Stamkos, who has only one goal in the playoffs and has not recorded a shot on goal in the past two postseason games, insists that he is not bothered by his lack of production.

"I'm not frustrated at all," he said. "I'm excited. We're up 3-1 in the second round of the playoffs. This is what it's about this time of year, is wins. Definitely the furthest thing from frustration for me." Stamkos and the Lightning will try to advance to the next round Saturday night.
May 9 - 5:08 PM

Steve Stamkos hasn't recorded a shot on goal in two straight games.

Stamkos is on a three-game point streak, but his lack of production when it comes to goals scored is an increasingly glaring problem for the Lightning. The fact that he hasn't even gotten a shot on goal in back-to-back games is particularly troubling, especially seeing as there was only one instance of him failing to record a single shot during the regular season. Overall, he now has one goal in 11 playoff games.
May 8 - 11:43 AM

Steve Stamkos earned an assist in Game 3 on Wednesday night.

He set up Alex Killorn in the first period to give Tampa Bay a 1-0 lead going into the third period. The Canadiens tied the game but Tyler Johnson recorded the game winner with 1.1 seconds left to give the Lightning a 3-0 series lead. Wednesday's contest was just the second time this season that Stamkos wasn't credited with a shot on goal.
May 7 - 9:50 AM

Steve Stamkos will be looking to build off of his strong game on Sunday.

Stamkos had two assists and scored his first goal of the 2015 playoffs. "This game is about confidence, and you score a goal and nothing has changed, but all of a sudden your legs feel lighter, you feel better with the puck, things are starting to bounce your way, and that's just the way this game goes," Stamkos said. "So when you have the confidence, it's not easy to get and it’s easy to lose. So when you have it, you want to keep it as long as you can, so hopefully I can do that." Tampa Bay is already up 2-0 in its series against Montreal. If Stamkos gets hot then the sky's the limit for the Lightning.
May 5 - 11:17 AM

Steven Stamkos had a goal and two assists in Tampa’s 6-2 win over Montreal.

Stamkos’ second period goal gave Tampa Bay a 2-1 lead in the game. The Lightning sniper also helped set up both of Nikita Kucherov’s power play goals later on in the game. It took Stamkos nine playoff games to get on the board, but tonight’s effort was definitely encouraging for his playoff fantasy owners. It will be interesting to see if Stamkos can string together a few productive games in a row because he is clearly dealing with a left hand injury. Tampa Bay now leads the best-of-seven series 2-0.
May 3 - 8:48 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Vladislav Namestnikov
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Cedric Paquette
4Brenden Morrow
5Jonathan Marchessault
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3Jonathan Drouin
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Anton Stralman
4Matt Carle
5Braydon Coburn
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Mark Barberio
9Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy