"Right now we are looking at goals and statistics, but it's about championships. And (Stammer's) after that. That's why I think he is the package deal. He's in tremendous shape. He takes care of himself. He's a tremendous individual off the ice, very unselfish on and off the ice. He's a guy that drives for more and doesn't wait for things to come to him."
"It's special – that's the magical number in hockey. I was very fortunate to do it once and to do it twice is just as special, I think. And to do it at home, again in a win. I've been pretty lucky to be able to do it under some special circumstances. Last time my dad was here and this time my mom was here. It kind of all worked out in the end and to beat a good team and hopefully get our team on a roll.''
"It's just amazing. A lot of hard work paid off and it was real exciting and huge for this team to get the win."
LET'S GO BOLTS!
"It's still All In to me dammit." - Felonious Python
Last edited by TheDaysOf 04: 03-15-2012 at 05:58 PM.
Leafs fans want to lose. The Leafs are a disaster, and the Lightning are the better team right now. Taking those factors and putting them into context with how the rest of the season has gone, I see Toronto putting up another 7 on us tonight.
Lightning C Steven Stamkos received about 70 text messages and voice mails from friends, family and even some phone calls from former teammates – including Mike Smith and Steve Downie – after he scored his 50th goal of the season on Tuesday. Stamkos took the time to reply to every one of them.
"When I first looked at them, I was like 'Oh, boy it's going to take me a week to reply to everyone,' but I kind of sat down for about 10 minutes and when through everyone and just at least sent a thank you,'' he said. "Some were a little longer than others, but I think I did get back to every one, and if I didn't I apologize.''