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Testy in Tampa: Stamkos scores, Hartnell gets ejected, Johansen fights

Steven Stamkos

Steven Stamkos


The Tampa Bay Lightning are doing their part to make a recent 1-for-10 power-play night a distant memory, even if it leaves the Columbus Blue Jackets bitter.

There’s a lot going on in this Saturday game, so this post will be updated with videos and a final score when available.

For now, observe Scott Hartnell’s charging major on Ben Bishop in GIF form:

(Hartnell also received a game misconduct.)

During that same span of time, Ryan Johansen fought Vladislav Namestnikov in one of those rare “finesse player” bouts.

This rough stuff at least in some way overshadowed quite an impressive span of power play work by Steven Stamkos, who is enjoying a three-point game already.

Stamkos already has two goals and one point on the man advantage as Tampa Bay is currently 3-on-7 in this game.

This video includes both Stamkos goals, which happened in a span of 32 seconds.

Update: The Lightning ended up winning 5-2. John Tortorella was not happy with the penalty Hartnell received.