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Tuesday Daily Puck: Stamkos Down

Andrew Fiorentino

Andrew Fiorentino

A degenerate fantasy player since the age of 13.

Around the Rink

On an otherwise quiet Veterans Day with just two NHL teams in action, ugly, game-changing news was made.

The Lightning came into Boston on Monday afternoon riding high, winners of four straight games as part of a 12-4-0 start that had them on top of the Eastern Conference by a three-point margin. Then it all came crashing down.

The 3-0 loss – well, that’s just one game out of 82. But in the second period, Steven Stamkos slid into the goalpost, hard. He broke his right leg in one of the more brutal sights you’ll see in the already-brutal game of hockey. Now Stammer will need surgery and is out indefinitely – meaning several months, most likely.

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