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Bolts by the numbers: April 2 edition

Monday, 04.02.2012 / 12:03 PM / Bolts Report
By Peter Pupello  - Lightning Beat Reporter
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Bolts by the numbers: April 2 edition

Who's hot heading into this week:

1. RYAN MALONE
Malone enters Monday’s contest against the Capitals with five goals in his past two games. He recorded his fourth career hat trick last Thursday at New Jersey and followed it up with a two-goal performance in the team’s most recent outing on Saturday against Winnipeg.
2. STEVEN STAMKOS
The NHL’s leading goal scorer upped his league-best goal total to 56 on Saturday against Winnipeg, and notched his fifth overtime game-winner in the contest, good for an NHL single-season record. With four regular season games remaining, Stamkos is just four goals shy of becoming the NHL’s first 60-goal man since Alex Ovechkin in 2007-08.
3. VICTOR HEDMAN
The Lightning defenseman has been chipping in offensively lately, as he comes into Monday’s game against Washington with points in three consecutive games. Over that three-game stretch, Hedman has contributed four assists and recorded his third multi-assist game of the season last Thursday at New Jersey.
4. MARTIN ST. LOUIS
The Bolts veteran winger is coming off a big week where he recorded three consecutive multi-point games. St. Louis has points in three of his past five contests overall, recording six points in that span. He has also registered a plus or even rating in four of his past five games.
5. TEDDY PURCELL
Purcell has registered points in four of his past seven games with five assists in that span. He has earned a plus or even rating in three of his past five games and just last week, became the fourth player in Lightning franchise history to record at least 60 points in a single season after going undrafted.

Bolts By The Numbers

Number of goals needed by Steven Stamkos to become the league’s first player with at least 60 goals in a single season since Alex Ovechkin in 2007-08.
Overtime game-winning goals by Steven Stamkos this season, good for an NHL single-season record.
Wins in one-goal games by the Bolts following Saturday’s 3-2 overtime triumph over Winnipeg, ranking the Lightning third in the NHL.
Different individuals honored as Lightning Community Heroes this season as of the conclusion of Monday’s game against the Capitals.
Goals scored at home this season by the Lightning, which ranks fifth in the NHL among all 30 teams.