NHL Game Night 10/30: Lightning at Sabres

Now, that's what OK Hockey must've had in mind this summer.

TB-5
BUF-2

Olaf Kolzig stopped 29 of 31 shots faced for the win.

First Period
09:51 TB Stamkos (1), (Lecavalier, St. Louis)(PP)
10:30 TB Jokinen (2), (Artyukhin, Recchi)
11:12 BUF MacArthur (5), (Paille, Spacek)
19:34 TB Malone (2), (Stamkos)

Second Period
13:10 TB Ranger (1), (Gratton, Lecavalier)
15:00 TB Stamkos (2), (Hall)
19:40 BUF Vanek (9), (Sekera, Spacek)(PP)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Steven Stamkos, who got his first NHL point in the Lightning's last game, exploded for 2 goals and an assist and first star honors. I've taken some flack for this on the Bolt Prospects message boards, but I honestly believe this young man has the best shot of any 18 year old I've seen come into the league since Kovalchuk. You get the feeling the floodgates may have finally opened in this game for young #91.

Stamkos played 13:47 and was +2 with 4 shots on goal and 2 hits. He was also 25% on draws in the contest.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.