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Three Stars of the Week for the Tampa Bay Lightning


The Tampa Bay Lightning has been on fire lately, winning six of their last seven games. In this article, we will take a look at the three players who have contributed the most to this recent success. From standout performances on the ice to impressive statistics, these players have truly shone as stars of the week for the Lightning. Keep reading to find out who made the cut!

The Tampa Bay Lightning Shines with Three Stars of the Week

The Tampa Bay Lightning has been on a roll lately, winning four of their last six games. This recent success can be attributed to the standout performances of several players who have earned the title of “Three Stars of the Week.”

Steven Stamkos

Captain Steven Stamkos has once again proven to be a pivotal player for the Lightning. His recent play has been nothing short of spectacular and he has been named the first star of the week by the NHL. Stamkos has tallied three goals and four assists in the last three games, bringing his season total to 23 points in just 16 games played.

Stamkos has always been known for his incredible shot and ability to find the back of the net, but his playmaking skills have been on full display this season. His chemistry with linemate Nikita Kucherov has been particularly impressive, as the two have combined for 16 goals and 26 assists so far this season.

Despite being in the league for over a decade, Stamkos shows no signs of slowing down. His leadership on and off the ice has been invaluable to the Lightning, and his recent performances have been a major reason for the team’s recent success.

Ondrej Palat

Ondrej Palat has been a key player for the Lightning for several years now, and his recent performances have earned him the title of the second star of the week. Palat has recorded five points in the last three games, including a goal and an assist in a 6-1 drubbing of the Nashville Predators.

Palat has been playing on a line with rookie Ross Colton and veteran Pat Maroon, and the chemistry between the three has been evident on the ice. Palat’s ability to create scoring chances and make plays in the offensive zone has been particularly valuable to the Lightning, as he creates space for his linemates and provides a spark for the team.

While he may not receive the same level of attention as players like Stamkos and Kucherov, Palat’s contributions to the team are invaluable. His ability to play in all situations and step up when needed has been a major factor in the team’s success.

Andrei Vasilevskiy

It’s no secret that goaltending is one of the most important positions in hockey, and the Lightning have one of the best in the league in Andrei Vasilevskiy. The Russian netminder has earned the title of the third star of the week after posting a 2-0-1 record in his last three starts.

Vasilevskiy has been a workhorse for the Lightning so far this season, playing in 14 of the team’s 16 games. His stellar play has been a major reason for the team’s success, as he has posted a 9-3-2 record with a .935 save percentage and a 1.96 goals against average.

While the Lightning have a potent offense, Vasilevskiy’s play in net has been critical to the team’s success. He is a calming presence between the pipes and has the ability to make game-changing saves when needed.


The Lightning have been firing on all cylinders lately, and the standout performances of players like Stamkos, Palat, and Vasilevskiy have been major factors in the team’s success. With the team currently sitting atop the Central Division standings, it’s clear that these players will continue to play a major role in the team’s pursuit of another Stanley Cup championship.


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