Stamkos puts goal drought in the past
Steven Stamkos scored his first goal since having right knee surgery in November as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 on Thursday night. Stamkos made it 3-1 with a powerplay goal at 3:49 of the second period from the left circle. The Lightning star previously scored Nov. 15, 2016, at Detroit, the same game he had a season-ending lateral meniscus tear in the knee. Stamkos entered with five assists in three games this season. Slater Koekkoek got his first two NHL goals and Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov also scored for the Lightning. Alex Killorn had four assists and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves. Jake Guentzel, Conor Sheary, Bryan Rust and Matt Hunwick scored for the Penguins.