Sport Lightning's Steven Stamkos scores first goal in nearly a year

04:55  13 october  2017
04:55  13 october  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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Steven Stamkos (born February 7, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre, the captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). Stamkos was the first overall pick in the 2006 OHL Entry Draft, from the Markham Waxers of the OMHA.

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It took almost 11 months, but Steven Stamkos is back to scoring goals.

  Lightning's Steven Stamkos scores first goal in nearly a year © Kim Klement

The Tampa Bay Lightning star tallied in second-period of a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday to add to his goal total for the first time since Nov. 15, 2016. Stamkos received a pass from Vladislav Namestnikov and easily shot the puck into a wide-open net as the Lightning were on a power play, putting Tampa Bay up 3-1 at 3:49 of the middle period.

The goal was also one for the record books, as it allowed Stamkos to move into a tie with Vincent Lacavalier for the franchise record (112) for power play goals.

A prolific scorer with 322 regular season goals to his name, Stamkos missed nearly 11 months recovering from a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee. The 27-year-old suffered the injury last November and returned to action for the Lightning on Oct. 6.

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