Bolts’ Stamkos Gets Milestone, Lose 4-3

Connor Hellebuyck had 31 saves as the Winnipeg Jets overcame Steven Stamkos’ 400th goal to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 Saturday night.

The 29-year-old Stamkos is the ninth active player and 98th overall player in NHL history to reach this milestone.

Mathieu Perreault, Nikolaj Ehlers, Jack Roslovic and Kyle Connor scored for Winnipeg, which is on a 6-1-1 roll. The Jets are 9-1-1 this season in one-goal games.

Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 23 saves. Victor Hedman got his fourth of the season for Tampa Bay, which ended a season-best three-game winning streak. Anthony Cirelli also scored.

On the ensuing power play, Ehlers found space at the bottom of the right circle and snapped a wrist shot to the short side over Vasilevskiy’s glove at 7:39.

Tampa Bay had successfully killed off 17 consecutive power plays prior to the goal.

Stamkos pulled the Lightning within a goal on a one-timer with 2:16 left in the third period before Connor added an empty-net goal with 1:28 left. Cirelli scored with 21.9 seconds remaining.

With the loss the Lightning now fall to (9-6-2) & 20 points sitting in sixth place in the Atlantic Division currently and travel to Saint Louis to face the Stanley Cup Champions up next on Tuesday night 7:00 pm eastern time on NBCSN.

Jonathan Miles

32. CEO of Team 813. Tampa Bay Native & life long fan for TB teams.

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