Steven Stamkos C TB 15 Hrs

Stamkos opened the scoring with what turned out to be the game-winner Tuesday in a 3-0 win over Buffalo.

He's now got goals in three straight, having found twine four times in that span. While he's been thin on assists this year and remains short of his typical point-per-game-plus pace, Stamkos remains one of the best scorers in the league and is on pace to easily blow by 40 goals, with a shot at 50 if he lights on fire over the season's final month-plus.

Steven Stamkos C TB 4 Days

Stamkos potted two goals on seven shots in Friday's impressive 4-0 shutout of the visiting Blackhawks. He now has 34 tallies on the year, three back of Rick Nash and five behind Alex Ovechkin for the league lead.

Stammer has cranked things up over the last couple weeks, bagging six goals in his last seven games. He's never been a strong plus/minus guy with a career minus-2 rating (he's also a minus-2 this year) and even though his 23 assists are nothing to write home about this season, he's simply one of the most lethal goal scorers in the game. Stamkos appears to be really finding his groove here, so don't be surprised if he goes off for something like a point-and-a-half per game in the final 19 contests of the season.

Steven Stamkos C TB 11 Days

Stamkos scored his 32nd goal of the season in Saturday's win over the Coyotes. He has four goals and one assist in his last five games.He's now alone in third on the NHL's goals list and he's on pace for 43 snipes this season. But don't think that's a poor projection for a guy who's tallied 60. The Bolts' scoring is so spread around that others are getting the chances instead of him. He's just as great as he's always been.

Steven Stamkos C TB 17 Days

Stamkos scored a goal and added an assist in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Sharks. The goal was his 30th.He has three goals and four assists in his last six games and his 53 points are in the league's top-15. Interestingly enough, his 15.8 shooting percentage is under his average 17.2 and that could spell an uptick in snipes soon enough.

Steven Stamkos C TB 20 Days

Stamkos nette his 29th goal in Tampa's 6-3 loss to St. Louis on Thursday night.He's right there in the NHL's top-five goal scorers' lists, but his overall pace is a big slower than we've become accustomed. This is his first season since his rookie year (2008-09) that he's scoring at less than a point per game.

Steven Stamkos C TB 24 Days

Stamkos had two assists in Sunday's 5-3 win over Anaheim.

Fifty points in 54 games -- his scoring pace is a bit off where it has been in years past, but it's more about the growth of the other players on the team. The scoring is spread around on the Bolts and that will make them dangerous come playoff time.

Steven Stamkos C TB 27 Days

Stamkos scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Stars.

He has just three points, two of which are goals, in the last five games. But he still has 48 points, including 28 goals, in 53 games. You know what to do.

Steven Stamkos C TB 1 Month

Stamkos is eyeing a summer contract extension with the Lightning, reports the Tampa Bay Times. He can't sign an extension until July 1.

Stammer is in line for a deal like the ones that Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews signed in Chicago. Those are eight-year, $84 million contracts and they both inked the deals a year before they could become unrestricted free agents. It looks like he'll be a fixture in Tampa for a long time and that's great news for fans and fantasy owners alike.

Steven Stamkos C TB 2 Months

Stamkos scored another goal Thursday to stretch his goal streak to four games and five goals. He now has 26 on the season and a tie for the NHL goals lead.

He's knotted with Tyler Seguin in goals, pending the outcome of the Stars' game on Thursday. Stammer is perhaps the best pure scorer in the league. You know what to do.

Steven Stamkos C TB 2 Months

Stamkos scored two goals Tuesday to extend his current goal streak to three games and four goals.

Those make 25 and they inch him closer to the top of the heap of NHL snipers. He's now within one goal of Rick Nash for second in the league and may be within the same range of Tyler Seguin, depending on the outcome of the Stars' game Tuesday night. He's an automatic activation. But you knew that already.