Lightning: Stamkos’ Return Inspires Heroics, Victory

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos returned to the ice for Game Three of his club’s Stanley Cup Final series against the Dallas Stars and promptly scored a goal. The Lightning routed the Stars Thursday and you could say, if you were so inclined, that it was Stamkos’ presence that bolstered such a dominant result.Continue reading “Lightning: Stamkos’ Return Inspires Heroics, Victory”

Lightning: Solving Khudobin is (Obviously) Job One

Ahead of Game Two Monday night, the Tampa Bay Lightning will have to make some adjustments against the Dallas Stars. While there are rumblings that Steven Stamkos might be back in the series, Tampa still finds itself down a game after dropping the opener Saturday by a final score of 4-1. It was not theContinue reading “Lightning: Solving Khudobin is (Obviously) Job One”

Lightning: Could Steven Stamkos Return Soon?

For Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, life in the bubble must be agonizing. The 30-year-old has not appeared in a game for the team in this post-season, but he did skate in 57 regular season games and scored 29 goals with 37 assists. Stamkos has been in the bubble with his teammates in thisContinue reading “Lightning: Could Steven Stamkos Return Soon?”

2020 Stanley Cup Final Preview: Dallas Stars vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

It’s finally come to this, as hockey in the bubble has led to the Dallas Stars taking on the Tampa Bay Lightning for the ultimate prize in sports. Through all the wrangling and difficulty associated with running an elite tournament in the midst of a pandemic and with teams competing away from home, there areContinue reading “2020 Stanley Cup Final Preview: Dallas Stars vs. Tampa Bay Lightning”

Lightning: Tampa Bay Eliminates New York, Advances to Stanley Cup Final

Thanks to a 2-1 win Thursday, the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the New York Islanders in the Eastern Conference Final and punched their ticket to a Stanley Cup Final date with the Dallas Stars. The Lighting were up 3-2 in their series and finished things off with an overtime victory, with Anthony Cirelli securing theContinue reading “Lightning: Tampa Bay Eliminates New York, Advances to Stanley Cup Final”