The Best Moment from Each Tampa Bay Lightning Star in 2013
The Tampa Bay Lightning may not have as many big-name stars as some teams in the league, but their big guns have provided some great moments in 2013. The Bolts’ stars have had no shortage of moments worth remembering from the past year.
The last calendar year has been up and down for not just the Lightning, but for the entire NHL. It wasn’t long ago that fans were entirely without hockey. But on Jan. 6, the lockout ended and the typical marathon season turned into a 48-game sprint.
The 2013-14 campaign has seen some very memorable moments for the Lightning as well. As we prepare to turn the calendar to the next year, here is each Lightning star’s best moment from 2013.
Martin St. Louis
The Lightning have managed to stay in the hunt despite the lowest point in Steven Stamkos’ career coming with his broken leg. Still, the 23-year-old center was able to provide the Bolts with some big moments in 2013.
In the heart of the shortened campaign, Stamkos made history. On March 18, he scored a goal, but not in typical Stamkos fashion. The sniper put home an empty-net goal to help the Bolts beat Philadelphia 4-2.
It was Stammer’s 200th goal of his career. He joined elite company as the fourth-youngest player to hit the mark. He joined names like Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Dale Hawerchuk—elite company.
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