Lightning’s Steven Stamkos nets two goals in high-scoring All-Star Game
Steven Stamkos made his presence felt at the NHL All-Star Game.
The Tampa Bay Lightning center, making his third NHL All-Star Game appearance, had two goals and one assist for Team Foligno in Team Toews’ 17-12 victory on Sunday night at Nationwide Arena.
Both of Stamkos’ goals were wrist shots in the second period, the first 2:27 into the period to tie the score at six and the second 16:35 into the period to cut Team Toews’ lead to 10-8.
Stamkos added an assist on a goal by Ottawa Senators winger Bobby Ryan with 8:23 gone in the third period, which cut Team Toews’ lead to 14-10. Stamkos had 12:16 of ice time.
Tyler Johnson was the Lightning’s other representative named to the All-Star Game, but he didn’t play for Team Toews because of a lower-body injury. Instead, Calgary Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau replaced him. Johnson, who was named to his first All-Star Game, could return when Tampa Bay continues its season Tuesday at the Carolina Hurricanes.
On Saturday, Lightning rookie winger Jonathan Drouin won the fastest skater contest with a time of 13.103 seconds for Team Foligno in the skills competition.