It's a huge compliment to Steven Stamkos that his going two whole games without a goal was kind of worrying. Worry no more: Stamkos broke out with his first three of the season as Tampa Bay rolled Montreal 7-1. And you know that Stamkos will forever remember each of them.
It's Stamkos's eighth hat trick, tying him with Martin St. Louis for the Lightning all-time mark. St. Louis needed 13 seasons and 972 games; Stamkos is still just 24 years old.