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Stamkos' first two goals of Semifinals spark Lightning to Game 5 win
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But more importantly it was a spark and a big jump for our team."Video: NYI@TBL, Gm5: Stamkos stakes Lightning to early leadArguably nobody on the Lightning needed that spark and jump more than Stamkos.He had one point in the series entering Game 5, a secondary assist on defenseman Victor Hedman's power-play goal in Game 2, a 4-2 Tampa Bay win. He had five shots on goal in the series, including one in a 3-2 loss in Game 4 on Saturday, when he played 12:05, his least ice time in a game in these Stanley Cup Playoffs.Stamkos had 11 shot attempts through the first four games, uncharacteristic for one of the League's most prolific shooters. "Good enough to play," Stamkos said.That was vague enough to lead to a follow-up question about whether he's limited because of an injury."I'm not going to get into that now," Stamkos said.Hurt or not, he found a way to help his team win Game 5, doing so by getting something good to happen early in the game.The boost to his confidence he mentioned was evident when he scored his second goal with a vintage one-timer on the power play from the left circle, wiring it high to the short side at 5:42 of the second period and giving Tampa Bay a 4-0 lead."He had the one earlier and I think he was feeling it, and when he's feeling it good things happen," Lightning forward Brayden Point said. He was on tonight."Stamkos got an assist on Point's power-play goal that made it 7-0 at 1:59 of the third period.There shouldn't be any questions about his production or health before Game 6 at Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS)."He delivered," Cooper said.

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