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Steven Stamkos scored the 500th goal of his NHL career in a 5-2 Lightning win against the Vancouver Canucks. “That’s a game that you’re going to remember for forever,” said Stamkos after the game. “So to do that and to have that story to tell for years to come, it’s pretty special.” Not only did he score his 500th goal, but he had a hat trick. So, he now has 502 goals scored in his career.

Check out Steven Stamkos score his 500th goal below.

Stamkos is the 47th player in NHL history to score 500 goals. There are only 3 players currently playing in the NHL that have 500 goals scored: Stamkos the Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin and the Penguins’ Sidney Crosby.

Even though his goal came on the road in Vancouver the crowd gave Stamkos a standing ovation. “That was pretty amazing,” Stamkos said of the crowd’s reaction. “That’s something as a player that sticks with you for a long time when you’re on the road and you get that type of reception.”

Stamkos was the first overall selection by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2008 NHL Draft and has spent his entire career with the Bolts.

[SOURCE: Tampa Bay Times]


Tampa Bay Lightning Storm Jersey's Are Back: Twitter Reacts

The second version of the NHL Adidas Retro Reverse jerseys dropped today. The Tampa Bay Lightning retro jersey pays homage to storm jerseys from the 90’s. The team will wear the Lightning storm retro jerseys on select nights throughout the season. These jerseys are a big hit, depending on who you ask. A lot of fans thought the old 90’s jersey was hideous and had too much stuff going on. But just like many other 90’s trends, it came back in popular demand recently. In fact, if you find an old 90’s storm jersey for sale on sites like Mercari and eBay, they’ll sell for at least $300, if not more. Currently, there are some storm jerseys for sale on eBay for $850.

This years jersey was teased multiple times on the Lightning’s social media accounts. The hype to bring back the old 90’s jersey was huge. Many fans commented all over the Instagram post “I’ve waited YEARS for this.” But after seeing mock-ups compared to the final product, a lot of fans aren’t so sure about the design. Some call it “so bad, it’s good.”

These jerseys will be available online starting November 15 for $190-$240. If you are a fan of the limited edition jersey, you might want to buy yours fast.

What do you think of the design? Did it do the old 90’s jerseys justice? Check out what fans had to say about the drop below.