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Steven Stamkos Scored A Goal, And It Was Nice

You know, this Steven Stamkos kid might turn out to be a pretty good hockey player.

Stamkos scored one of the prettier goals of the season thus far when he backhanded his own rebound out of the air over over Jonas Hiller’s right shoulder into the net for a goal all the while falling down. It was Stamkos’ 14th goal on the season in only 19 games. Not too shabby.

Sure, it came in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Ducks, but you can’t win them all, right? But the Lightning are off to a pretty good start, currently sitting in second place in the Southeast Division with a record of 8-4-7.

Wait. Seven overtime losses already? Sheesh. Barry Melrose is not impressed. If he were still the coach of the Lightning, the Mullet would have made sure they lost those games in regulation and saved his players some energy.

Niedermayer’s OT goal lifts Ducks [Yahoo!/AP]