Although the Tampa Bay Lightning were able to squeak past the Detroit Red Wings in the first round, Steven Stamkos didn’t score a single goal in that seven-game series. Stamkos continued to have difficulty finding the back of the net — or even taking a shot — early in the second round, but that goal scoring slump is behind him.
Stamkos beat Canadiens netminder Carey Price for the second straight game to give Tampa Bay a 2-0 lead over Montreal:
The Lightning captain is on a five-game point streak and has three goals and seven points over that span. With Tampa Bay up 3-2 in its second round series, Stamkos’ latest marker has put the pressure on the Canadiens.
Montreal has done a fantastic job making this a series after falling behind 3-0, but unless the Canadiens step up soon their comeback attempt will fall short.