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Bolts by the numbers: February 20 edition

Monday, 02.20.2012 / 11:28 AM / Bolts Report
By Peter Pupello  - Lightning Beat Reporter
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Bolts by the numbers: February 20 edition

Who's hot heading into this week:

1. TEDDY PURCELL
The Bolts forward comes into Tuesday’s game against the Ducks with points in six of his past seven games, recording a goal and eight points over that stretch. Of those six contests in which Purcell has landed on the score sheet, two have been multi-point performances.
2. STEVEN STAMKOS
The NHL’s leading goal scorer has registered at least a point in eight of his past 10 contests and on Saturday, became just the fifth player in NHL history to record three consecutive seasons with at least 40 goals in each prior to turning 23 years old.
3. MATHIEU GARON
The Tampa Bay net minder has been a large part of Tampa Bay’s recent success as of late. Garon has posted a 7-2-2 record in his past 11 starts dating back to Jan. 17 and has stopped 276 of his past 303 shots faced, good for a .911 save percentage.
4. VICTOR HEDMAN
Hedman comes into this week with points in three of his past five, notching five assists in that span. Hedman's three assists last Thursday against San Jose tied a single-game career-high, while he also has registered a plus-five rating in his past five games.
5. STEVE DOWNIE
The Lightning forward has points in all but two of his past five games. During that five-game span, Downie has recorded five points, including four goals. He has also logged over 18 minutes in ice time in two of his past three outings.

Bolts By The Numbers

Assists recorded by Bolts defenseman Victor Hedman last Thursday against the Sharks, tying a single-game career high.
Players in NHL history, the most recent being Steven Stamkos, to record three consecutive seasons with at least 40 goals in each before the age of 23.
Points out the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference in which the Lightning stand heading into Tuesday’s game against the Ducks.
Game-winning goals by Steven Stamkos this season, good for a new single-season franchise record.
Blocked shots by Lightning defenseman Brett Clark, which ranks sixth among all NHL skaters.