Steven Stamkos isn't a secret weapon. At 56 goals through 78 games, he might've been the worst-kept secret around the Tampa Bay Lightning. He scores, seemingly at will, and the Washington Capitals knew they had to stop him to win Monday night.

"He can shoot, he can skate, he can stick-handle. He's got all the tools," Capitals coach Dale Hunter said earlier in the day. "That's why whatever league he's gone to, he's lit it up. He's a superstar, that's all."

The Caps couldn't let Stamkos beat him, and then he did. Left open in front with a measly 1:03 left on the clock in a tie game, he scored No. 57 on the season, the heartbreaker in a 4-2 Lightning win.