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Bolts by the numbers: February 27 edition

Monday, 02.27.2012 / 11:04 AM / Bolts Report
By Peter Pupello  - Lightning Beat Reporter

Who's hot heading into this week:

1. TEDDY PURCELL
The Bolts forward comes into this week riding a career-high six-game point streak with four goals and 13 points in that span. Of his past four outings, the Lightning winger has registered a three-point game in three of those contests.
2. STEVEN STAMKOS
The NHL’s leading goal scorer comes into his team’s next match on Tuesday against the Canadiens with points in all but one of his past six games. He heads into this week leading all NHL skaters with 43 goals, six more than the next closest competitor in Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin.
3. MARTIN ST. LOUIS
The Tampa Bay veteran winger is coming off his second hat trick of the month in his team’s most recent game on Sunday that gave him four goals in his past three games. Over that same three-game stretch, St. Louis has also chipped in a pair of assists, giving him a total of six points in that span.
4. MATHIEU GARON
The Lightning net minder has posted three wins in his past four games and has gone 9-3-2 in his past 14 starts in net for the Bolts. Garon's 19-save effort on Sunday included key saves late in the game to help the Lightning snap a two-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Devils.
5. RYAN MALONE
Malone enters this week with points in four of his past six games, recording four points in that span, all coming on assists. He has also registered 15 hits in his past four games, including seven alone in a game on Feb. 23 against the division-rival Jets.

Bolts By The Numbers

Hat tricks by Martin St. Louis in the month of February.
Three-point games by Teddy Purcell in his past four contests.
Power-play goals scored on the Lightning’s past 16 chances, good for a 31.3 percent efficiency rate.
Points out the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference in which the Lightning stand heading into Tuesday’s game against the Canadiens.
Shots on goal by Lightning forward Steven Stamkos this season, which ranks ninth among all NHL skaters.