It couldn’t have happened to a better man or a better team. The amount of damage hockey puts on your body your lucky to push past 300 let alone 500. But Steve Stamkos makes history with his 500th Goal, being one of the only 47 players in NHL history to do it but 1 of only 14 players to do it with the same team.
🗣 "THERE IT IS. NUMBER 500!!!"— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) January 19, 2023
You already knooooow we had Mish on the mic for Stammer's 500th! pic.twitter.com/YtFeeU0xzt
Stamkos took a pass from Alex Killorn and put a backdoor tap in right past the Canucks goalie Spencer Martin to open the scoring barely 5 minutes into the first period on Wednesday. Normally when the bench clears it’s going to be a good fight but not in this case. The Tampa Bay Lightning cleared the bench to cheer on everyone’s favorite centre. He is currently only 1 of 3 active skaters to have over 500 goals. The other two are Washington’s Alex Ovechkin and Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby.
There is still time for him to catch Wayne Gretzky’s record of 894 goals. If Steve Stamkos is making History with 500th Goal, then there is nothing he can’t do! [Source ABC Action News]
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