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Lightning Round: Steven Stamkos passes Vinny Lecavalier on franchise scoring list

The Lightning fell to the Avalanche in a shootout.

Colorado Avalanche v Tampa Bay Lightning Photo by Mark LoMoglio/NHLI via Getty Images

After recording a goal and assist in yesterday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche, the Tampa Bay Lightning’s captain Steven Stamkos moved to a second place on the list of scoring leaders in franchise history.

With 875 points (443+432), Stamkos has now passed Vincent Lecavalier, who held second place before. Stamkos is now 78 points behind Martin St. Louis — all time scoring leader in Lightning history.

Steven Stamkos currently holds the Lightning’s record for the most goals scored (443), most power play goals (167), most even strength goals (271) and most hat tricks (9). He’s also third on the list of players with the most assists in franchise history (432) and third on the list of players with the most games played in the Lightning’s jersey (846)

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The Lightning still couldn’t hold a lead for a single second during the 2021-22 regular season and yesterday lost to the Colorado Avalanche in a shootout. Despite losing the second game in a row, Hardev tried to find some positive things in yesterday’s loss [Raw Charge]

The Tampa Bay Lightning took the reigning President’s Trophy winner Colorado Avalanche to the shootout, but ultimately lost in the skills competition, 4-3. In a game where the Lightning once again gave up the opening goal and were forced to play from behind, it never felt like the Lightning were out of it. They were always within one goal and tied the game three times with gutsy goals from key players. While not ideal, the start of the season has been difficult, but there has been marked improvement by this group and the point the team got from this game is another step in the right direction.

Jon Cooper’s postgame press conference after the games against the Avs.

Steven Stamkos talks about passing Lecavalier in points and what Nikita Kucherov’s absence means to the team

Alex Barre-Boulet, who was recently claimed back by the Lightning, is excited to be back in Tampa.

The Syracuse Crunch were defeated 1-2 by the Utica Comets in home opener on Saturday night. Gage Goncalves scored the only goal for the team.

On the other hand, the Orlando Solar Bears beat the Atlanta Gladiators in their home opener and the first game of the season.

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The full results of yesterday’s gameday. The Carolina Hurricanes and the Florida Panthers remain unbeaten.

The Seattle Kraken lost their first home game to the Vancouver Canucks, but their fans still had a great time.

The Kraken also retired No. 32 — as the 32nd franchise in the NHL and as a gratitude to their 32.000 season-ticket depositors.

The Montreal Canadiens ended their losing streak after beating the Detroit Red Wings. Former Lightning’s defenceman David Savard scored his first point for the Habs.

The Toronto Maple Leafs were demolished 1-7 by the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Pens played without Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jeff Carter, Bryan Rust and Kris Letang.