Lightning centre Steven Stamkos (91) gets past Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Mark Fraser, back, before scoring against the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night in Tampa, Fla. (Chris O'Meara/Associated Press)
There's a reason Steven Stamkos is a two-time Rocket Richard Trophy winner. The Lightning sniper has a nose for the net and he certainly showed it again against the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night.
There's a reason Steven Stamkos is a two-time Rocket Richard Trophy winner.
The Lightning sniper has a nose for the net and he certainly showed it again against the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night in Tampa, Fla.
Trailing 1-0 in the second period, Stamkos tied the game after breaking in from the right side. As the 23-year-old was going to down to the ice after getting hooked by Leafs defenceman Mark Fraser, Stamkos fired a backhand shot over goalie James Reimer.
The goal was Stamkos's 29th of the season, two shy of league-leading Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals. Tampa Bay eventually won the game 5-2 over the Leafs.
Tony CareA graduate of Ryerson University, senior writer Tony Care began his journalism career in 1996. He joined CBCSports.ca in 2003 and has covered a wide range of sports, including hockey, football, baseball and the Olympics.
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