Stamkos scores 300th goal, Lightning jump into second place in the Atlantic

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Another game, another milestone for Lightning forward Steven Stamkos.

The 26-year-old scored his 300th career goal in Saturday afternoon’s 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The goal came just 2:12 after teammate Anton Stralman opened the scoring in the first frame.

Stamkos become the ninth youngest player in league history to reach that mark, according to Elias Sports.

The Bolts jumped out to a 3-0 lead before the Penguins were able to answer.

And boy, did they ever answer.

Rookie forward Tom Kuhnhackl scored a magnificent goal to cut the lead to 3-1.

You can watch Kuhnhackl’s goal by clicking here.

The two teams traded goals before the end of the frame, but the Penguins blew a huge opportunity when they failed to convert on a long 5-on-3 power play late in the period (they were already down 4-2 at the time).

Neither team scored in the third period, but Kris Letang did take a penalty for playing with Cedric Paquette‘s hockey stick.

It’s a huge win for the Bolts, who jumped over the Red Wings and Bruins in the Atlantic Division.

They’re five points behind the first place Florida Panthers.

The Penguins remain one point of the Devils in the chase for the final Wild Card spot in the East (with two games in hand).