Hockey's magic barrier isn't breached very often.

In the past five years, the 50-goal mark has been reached a total of 10 times by seven players. When Steven Stamkos scored his second goal of the night Tuesday against Boston, it marked the 11th time in six seasons a player reached 50 goals, with only three accomplishing the feat more than once: Alex Ovechkin (three times), Dany Heatley (twice) and now Stamkos, who has done so twice in the past three seasons.

With 13 games left this season, including tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs, pushing past the 60-goal mark is not out of the question for the ultra-talented, 22-year-old who grew up in the suburbs of Toronto. The 60-goal mark, reached routinely from the 1970s through the mid-90s, has been reached only once since Mario Lemieux scored 69 goals in 1995-96: when Ovechkin scored 65 in 2007-08.

Stamkos put his name in the record book by becoming the third-youngest player in league history to score 50 goals in a season when he scored 51 in 2009-10. He is just the sixth player in NHL history to record multiple 50-goal campaigns before his 23{+r}{+d} birthday, an exclusive club that includes Wayne Gretzky, Joe Nieuwendyk, Mike Bossy, Ovechkin and Lemieux.