The Lightning have 17 games remaining and 10 of those will be at home. Importantly, in those 17 games they will play the Jets twice, the Capitals twice, the Leafs twice and the Sabres once. Those seven games are going to decide whether the Lightning make the playoffs or not.
Getting back to Stamkos, his 47 goals give him nine more than Malkin who has 38. In overall points, Malkin has 81 while Stamkos has 80, but one must consider that Malkin has played seven fewer games due to injury. Malkin is a heavy favorite to win the Hart Trophy this year but if Stamkos keeps his pace and gets the Lightning into the playoffs it would be incredible. It would be incredible because the team has not been given much support from the goaltending department, and particularly Roloson. Garon was also less than stellar for more than two-thirds of the season.