Steven Stamkos Corrals Bouncing Puck, Stuffs It Past Tim Thomas for 49th Goal of Season (Video)


Steven Stamkos reached the 50-goal plateau for the second time in his four-year career on Tuesday, as he buried his 49th and 50th tallies of the season in Tampa Bay's lopsided victory over the Bruins.

Goal No. 49 showed off Stamkos' excellent hand-eye coordination and patience. The 22-year-old corralled a loose puck, brought it behind the net and slipped a wraparound past Tim Thomas, who logged some brief minutes in Tuesday's game after Marty Turco's first-period struggles.

Stamkos is the NHL leader in goals this season, and he may receive some votes for the Hart Trophy at the end of the year. And while this particular goal might not have been his prettiest of the season, it goes to show how many ways the talented forward can beat you.

NESN's Mark Mowers broke down Stamkos' second-period strike using the Amica Coverage Cam. Check out his analysis in the video above.

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