Lightning’s Stamkos scores 500th NHL goal against Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos has scored his 500th regular-season NHL goal. The 32-year-old center took a slick pass from Alex Killorn and put a backdoor tap in past Vancouver Canucks goalie Spencer Martin to open the scoring 4:40 into the first period on Wednesday. Players poured out of the Lightning bench and mobbed Stamkos in the corner as the crowd cheered. He’s the third active skater to score 500 goals, following Washington’s Alex Ovechkin and Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby.

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