The Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos had an impressive weekend in Ottawa, lighting up the NHL Skills Competition and then playing a crucial role for Team Alfredsson in Sunday afternoon's game. The NHL's leading goal scorer failed to get in on the scoring action, however, as Team Chara went on to a 12-9 win over Team Alfredsson. Stamkos saw just over 13 minutes of ice time, and added a point with a secondary assist on a Jason Pominville goal in the second period.
In the first, he was granted a penalty shot after Dion Phaneuf tripped him on a breakaway chance. Stamkos went to the ground but still managed to control the puck and get a shot on Jimmy Howard. On the penalty shot, Stamkos tried to duplicate the success of the spin move he put on Carey Price during Saturday night's elimination shootout. This time he kept the puck on his backhand instead of pulling it through to the forehand. Howard was there to stuff the shot and keep Stamkos off the board.
Despite the scoreless night, the Lightning's All-Star represented the organization well all weekend. Marian Gaborik of the New York Rangers and Team Chara was named MVP.
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