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He did it: Steven Stamkos scores No. 60

Apr 7, 2012, 9:16 PM EST

The Tampa Bay Lightning won’t look back at 2011-12 with a ton of fondness, but you can forgive Steven Stamkos for holding some nice memories. The elite sniper accomplished a rare feat on Saturday as he scored his 60th goal of the season.

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As the NBC Sports Network gang points out, it only makes sense that Martin St. Louis collected a primary assist. The pint-sized winger’s precise passes have fueled many of Stamkos’ goals since he entered the league – particularly in the last three seasons.

Stamkos is just the second player (Alex Ovechkin did it in 2007-08) to score at least 60 since Jaromir Jagr reached the mark all the way back in 1995-96.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 7, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Awesome.

  2. lordstanley65 - Apr 7, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Good for him. He’s a class act.

  3. gotampabay52 - Apr 7, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Difference between Stamkos and ovenchen however you spell his name Stamkos took a slap sbot off his face in the playoffs Ove however u spell it wouldnt Stamkos plays the game perfect cheers to 91

    • taytay099 - Apr 7, 2012 at 9:48 PM

      I think you’ve taken a few shots to the head as well. My god..

    • crosberries - Apr 7, 2012 at 10:40 PM

      I couldn’t have said it better hahahaha

    • jaybertx - Apr 8, 2012 at 8:44 AM

      Guy Boucher also revealed that during game 3 of the Penguins series last year Stamkos broke his clavicle. That means he played the series against Washington and Boston with a broken clavicle on top of taking that puck to the face. This guy is a class act, a great player and a MAN to top it all off.

  4. bensawesomeness - Apr 8, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    Props to the Jets fans who gave him the applause he deserves – 60 goals is an impressive benchmark by any means

  5. emperorzero - Apr 8, 2012 at 1:25 AM

    Good for Stamkos. I don’t get to see a lot of the Bolts, but he seems like a classy kid. And kudos to the Jets fans for saluting Stamkos on #60 – class act by them.

  6. mgp1219 - Apr 8, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Congrats Steven. You are a class act.

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