The Lightning kind of went away from the discussion during their really bad four-game road trip, but they jumped up into the forefront on Monday.

First there was Steven Stamkos, who walked into a room of reporters and -- WAIT WHAT??. Yes Stamkos is walking just two weeks after he broke his leg in half. Tom spent much of his day with Stamkos and wrote THIS excellent column.

Then there was the game, and a stirring tribute to Martin St. Louis for having just logged his 1,000th career game. Head HERE for our recap of the victory.

Here is the video courtesy of the Lightning: