Steven Stamkos made his triumphant return to Tampa Bay's lineup on Wednesday -- a night the 30-year-old called "a dream come true."

Stamkos scored on the first shot he took in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, as the Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars 5-2 to take a 2-1 series lead. He became the first player since 1940 to score a goal while making his first postseason appearance during the Stanley Cup Final.