Steven Stamkos Scores Brace at All-Star Game


Jan 25, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Team Foligno center Steven Stamkos (91) of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates on a breakaway past Team Toews center Patrice Bergeron (37) of the Boston Bruins in the second period in the 2015 NHL All Star Game at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos scored a pair of goals in Sunday’s All-Star game.

Stamkos, who was playing on Team Foligno and lost the game 17-12, scored twice in the second period. He also had an assist in the game while playing 12:16.

His first goal came on a breakaway as he slid the puck under Montreal goaltender Carey Price at 2:27.

Stamkos’ second goal came at 16:35 as he drove down the left wing before cutting through the crease and beating Price again.

Teammate Tyler Johnson, a first time All-Star who is eighth NHL in scoring with 48 points (17 goals), missed the game due to a lower-body injury.

Johnson was injured on Jan.12 and missed the Bolts’ game the next day. However, he played in Tampa Bay’s three games before the break. Johnson didn’t participate in the skills competition Saturday.

However, teammate Jonathan Drouin did, winning the fastest skater competition. Drouin beat Ottawa forward Mike Hoffman in a head-to-head race with a time of 13:103 seconds.

Stamkos took part in the hardest shot competition, finishing third with a shot of 98.8 mph.

Tampa Bay returns to action Tuesday when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes.