Tampa Bay Lightning Third Quarter Report

February 23rd, 2010 by JC De La Torre Leave a reply »
After 61 games, the Tampa Bay Lightning find themselves under new ownership and only one point off the final playoff spot in the muddled Eastern Conference. Tampa Bay improved during the third quarter of the schedule, finding more consistency in their game and getting some excellent goaltending from Antero Niittymaki.

As we approach the final stretch of the season, let's review the past 61 games and look forward to what may come.

Record: 26-24-11

Third Quarter Record (20 games): 10-9-1

Current Pace: 35-32-15, 85 points

Most Valuable Player : Steven Stamkos, Forward

There is no player more important to the success of the Tampa Bay Lightning than Steven Stamkos. "Stammer" has been phenomenal this season for the Bolts, leading the team with 35 goals and is among team leaders with 70 points.

Stamkos has been particularly deadly on the power play, leading the entire league with 15 tallies.

At the ripe age of 19, Stamkos has already taken his spot among the league's elite players and together with Martin St. Louis, stands a great chance at leading his hockey team to the postseason.

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