Steven Stamkos certainly knows how to make an entrance.
Stamkos made his much-anticipated return to the lineup during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, playing his first game since Feb. 25 and evidently hasn’t lost a step.
During his third shift, Stamkos wired a picture-perfect shot into the top corner past Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin, giving the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-0 lead early in the game. It was his first shot of the contest and he’s still as dangerous as ever.
It’s almost comical that the Lightning can add a former 60-goal scorer to their fourth line after a seven-month absence, but such are the circumstances of this unprecedented playoff format.
In any event, this is undoubtedly the coolest moment of the playoffs - sorry, Stars fans.
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