TAMPA – Something felt different, yet it all felt familiar.
The only thing absent for Steven Stamkos? Nerves.
After 10 months away from the ice, 10 months since last playing in a game, Steven Stamkos looked like – Steven Stamkos.
The Lightning captain last suited up for an NHL game of any kind on Nov. 15, 2016. But midway through the game, he fell to the ice during a game at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit and when he returned to his skates, began to flex his right knee, feeling something a little out of sorts.
Stamkos skated toward the bench and back to the locker room and never re-emerged. His se...
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