NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Tampa Bay 1

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Marc-Andre Fleury remained perfect in seven games this season by stopping 22 shots and leading the Pittsburgh Penguins past Tampa Bay 4-1 Saturday.

Canada rolls in world hockey

BERN, Switzerland, April 30 (UPI) -- Steven Stamkos scored twice and Martin St. Louis added a goal Thursday, helping Canada crush the Czech Republic 5-1 at the World Hockey Championship.

NHL: Atlanta 6, Tampa Bay 2

ATLANTA, April 11 (UPI) -- Colby Armstrong had two goals and Kari Lehtonen had 33 saves Saturday in the Atlanta Thrashers' 6-2 win over Tampa Bay.

NHL: Washington 4, Tampa Bay 2

TAMPA, Fla., April 9 (UPI) -- Brooks Laich scored two goals for the Washington Capitals Thursday in a 4-2 victory over Tampa Bay, the Lightning's eighth straight defeat.

NHL: Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1

BOSTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Zdeno Chara had a goal and an assist Tuesday in the streaking Boston Bruins' 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

NHL: Tampa Bay 2, Columbus 1 (OT)

TAMPA, Fla., March 24 (UPI) -- Martin St. Louis scored 3:04 into overtime Tuesday, giving the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

NHL: Toronto 4, Tampa Bay 3 (SO)

TAMPA, Fla., March 17 (UPI) -- John Mitchell scored the winning goal in the sixth round of a shootout Tuesday for a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay after Toronto overcame a three-goal deficit.

NHL: Tampa Bay 4, Florida 3 (SO)

SUNRISE, Fla., March 14 (UPI) -- Steven Stamkos scored the lone shootout goal Saturday night, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers.

NHL: Tampa Bay 8, Calgary 6

TAMPA, Fla., March 1 (UPI) -- Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis each scored twice and Mark Recchi had five assists for Tampa Bay Sunday, leading the Lightning over Calgary 8-6.

NHL: Edmonton 5, Tampa Bay 3

EDMONTON, Alberta, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Sheldon Souray tallied twice Tuesday, keying the Edmonton Oilers' 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

NHL: Tampa Bay 1, N.Y. Islanders 0

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Mike McKenna recorded his first career NHL shutout Saturday night, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning record a 1-0 victory against the New York Islanders.

NHL: Tampa Bay 4, Dallas 2

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Vincent Lecavalier scored two goals and had an assist Monday night to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-2 victory over the Dallas Stars.

NHL: Colorado 4, Tampa Bay 3

DENVER, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Denver scored three times in the first period Saturday but needed David Jones's game-winner late in the third period to secure a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay.

NHL: Tampa Bay 5, Buffalo 2

BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Steven Stamkos produced the first two goals of his NHL career Thursday in leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-2 win over Buffalo.

NHL: Minnesota 1, Tampa Bay 0 (SO)

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Antti Miettinen's shootout goal broke up a scoreless tie Saturday and lifted the Minnesota Wild to a 1-0 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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Steven Stamkos
Washington Capitals goalie Brent Johnson (1) makes a save in the 1st period on a shot by Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) on January 1, 2009 at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (UPI Photo/ Mark Goldman)

Steven Stamkos (born February 7, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). Stamkos was the first overall pick in the 2006 OHL Entry Draft, from the Markham Waxers of the OMHA. Playing with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League, he scored 100 goals in just two years. After a successful OHL career, Stamkos was selected first overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning, following the team's heavy promotion of him via their Seen Stamkos? website.

Stamkos is of Macedonian and Scottish descent. He grew up in Unionville, Ontario and played for the Markham Waxers in the Eastern AAA League of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA). During one of his seasons with the North York Canadiens, he was teammates with PK Subban. Before being drafted in the OHL, Stamkos attended Central Park Public School and Brother Andre Catholic High School in Markham, Ontario. After being drafted by Sarnia he attended Northern Collegiate Institute & Vocational School.

On July 29, 2008, Steven Stamkos signed a three-year, entry level contract with the Lightning, in which he could earn as much as $8.55 million in performance bonuses. In addition, Stamkos has a number of sponsorships, including an athlete’s agreement with Nike (terms not disclosed). He is featured in a web-only Nike commercial called Forget Everything which was released to coincide with his first game in his hometown of Unionville on October 28, 2008. He also has an endorsement deal with Tissot watches.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Steven Stamkos."
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