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NHL - US Sports: Lightning not satisfied says Stamkos

Captain Steven Stamkos says the Tampa Bay Lightning aren't satisfied after they won a 10th straight Stanley Cup Playoff series to progress to the Eastern Conference on Final.

The 32-year-old Stamkos has led the Lightning to two straight Stanley Cup Champions and they are 9/4 to three-peat in 2021/22.

Chasing elite treble

Only two other teams in NHL history have won more playoff series in a row than the Lightning New York Islanders (19 straight from 1980-1984) and Montreal Canadiens (13 from 1975-1980).

Their most recent success came against the Florida Panthers who won the Presidents' Trophy as the team with the best regular season record. The Lightning swept them in four games.

Netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy made 49 saves to shut-out the Panthers 2-0 in Game 4 on Monday, his sixth shut-out in the last seven series-clinching wins, the most in NHL history.

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Dominant in the East

Tampa Bay will face either the Carolina Hurricanes or New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Final. It's the sixth time the Lightning have advanced to the conference final in the past eight seasons.

Stamkos is in a 14th season with the Lightning and is participating in a ninth playoff campaign and eighth straight.

In 11 games this season, which included a seven-game victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Round 1, Stamkos has eight points (four goals, four assists).

Icing in a total of 105 post-season games, the 6'1" centreman has amassed 80 points (36 goals, 44 assists).

Stamkos reflected to the media: "It's a special group, no doubt. The beauty of the group is that we're not satisfied. We want 12 straight [series] wins."

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