The sizzling stick of Steven Stamkos is once again searing hot.

With four goals in his past two games and seven in his past six, Stamkos is back into familiar territory – at the top of the goal scoring leaders.

Since going without a goal in the opening three games of the season, Stamkos has 10, which puts him in a tie for the league lead with Toronto's Phil Kessell heading into Tuesday's game.

"It's fun,'' said Stamkos jokingly, when asked about his recent streak. "But it's nice to be rewarded for the hard work. A lot of the time you are working hard and not getting the bounces. But when you are, this is where you can't let yourself cheat just because things have been going your way. If you keep working hard you are going to keep getting those bounces.