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”

2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs: New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

For the fourth time in six seasons, the Tampa Bay Lightning find themselves in the Eastern Conference Final. This time out, they’re set to face the New York Islanders – a team that hasn’t been in this position since 1993. This is the second time in five seasons the Lightning have met the Islanders, butContinue reading “2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs: New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning”

2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning will meet in the ultimate battle for supremacy in the second round of the playoffs. This marks the third post-season series between the teams. Each team holds a win over the other, with Tampa collecting the most recent W in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Lightning alsoContinue reading “2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins”

2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

By vanquishing the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Five of their Stanley Cup Playoff Qualifying Round series, the Columbus Blue Jackets punched their ticket to another dance with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Columbus enters the Eastern Conference First Round as the seventh seed, while the Lightning are second. They went 2-0-1 in the round robinContinue reading “2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning”