Stamkos has been on fire lately with seven goals in his last nine games. He’s a threat every time his stick touches the puck, as he demonstrated to the Washington Capitals on Saturday.
That was Stamkos’ 40th goal of 2011-12 and this is the third straight season he’s reached that milestone. With 24 games left in the Lightning’s schedule, Stamkos is well on his way to also reaching the 50-goal mark for the second time in his career. Stamkos currently has an eight goal lead on the Rocket Richard Trophy, which he previously shared with Sidney Crosby in 2009-10.