Updated: April 21, 2003, 11:28 AM ETBy Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Tampa Bay Lightning: Next to Anaheim goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere, the best performance by a newcomer in the Stanley Cup playoffs has been by Tampa Bay right winger Martin St. Louis. The 5-9 right winger became the first player since Kevin Stevens in 1991 to score three consecutive playoff game-winning goals in the same series. His last one eliminated Washington in Game 6's 2-1 overtime victory. Washington Capitals: Washington sports fans spoke by their absence and Capitals owner Ted Leonsis answered back after his team was eliminated by the Lightning about 3,000 short of capacity at MCI Center. "I think the market has spoken and I have some real re-evaluating to do on the kind of investments we're going to make in the team, because the city didn't respond," said Leonsis, who has raised the payroll to around $50 million in recent years. Toronto Maple Leafs: Toronto's Doug Gilmour is a long way from returning, even if the Maple Leafs advance, from a knee injury he suffered late in the season. The veteran center also seems to be at peace with the fact he may have played his final game in the NHL.
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