TAMPA — It took six minutes and 54 seconds for Steven Stamkos to make history Monday night as the veteran forward notched his 384th career goal, surpassing Vincent Lecavalier’s previous franchise record of 383.
Many fans, former teammates and admirers took to Twitter shortly after the Stamkos’ tipped shot to help him celebrate the new career milestone.
ESPN Senior NHL Writer Greg Wyshynski admired Stamkos from afar:
Stamkos: 384 goals in 737 games with the LightningLecavalier: 383 goals in 1,037 games with the LightningStamkos is OK.— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) March 19, 2019
Former teammate and the previous record-holder himself, Vincent Lecavalier, also congratulated Stamkos from afar:
Former teammate and Hockey Hall of Famer Martin St. Louis congratulated Stamkos with a throwback picture:
One fan missed the ultimate goal to answer Mother Nature’s call:
I go to the rest room and miss Stamkos ‘ goal #FML— Mikey (@nolegsmike) March 19, 2019
Another fan channeled a MasterCard commercial celebrating the “priceless” moment:
Brittany Austin, Lightning marketing and creative director, now gets to celebrate a new memory (in addition to the old one) with the moment:
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