Lightning: Tampa’s Rolling at Just the Right Time

The Tampa Bay Lightning are firing on all cylinders ahead of All-Star weekend and that could mean a revival of all those “I told you so” pre-season predictions. Way back in October, Tampa was the heavy favourite to win the Stanley Cup and run the table. But October wasn’t kind and those predictions started toContinue reading “Lightning: Tampa’s Rolling at Just the Right Time”

2019-2020 Season Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning

For the Tampa Bay Lightning, last season was the best of times and the worst of times. Despite blasting through the regular season with 62 wins and leaving all other NHL teams in their dust, the Lightning ran into the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the playoffs and were hastily swept rightContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning”

What Went Wrong: Tampa Bay Lightning

It’s hard to imagine a better season than the 2018-2019 go-around for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The club finished with a 62-16-4 record, good for first in the Atlantic Division, first in the Eastern Conference and first in the National Hockey League. They became the second team in NHL history to win 62 games, tyingContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Tampa Bay Lightning”

Lightning: Tampa Signs Vasilevskiy to Eight-Year Extension

The Tampa Bay Lightning have locked in goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy to an eight-year contract extension worth $76 million. The team made the announcement Monday. The deal pays out an average annual value of $9.5 million and will kick in starting in 2020-2021. The 25-year-old will enter the final year of his current three-year contract inContinue reading “Lightning: Tampa Signs Vasilevskiy to Eight-Year Extension”

Blue Jackets: Gambling Pays Off for Columbus with Historic Sweep of Lightning

The Columbus Blue Jackets at last have their first playoff series victory in franchise history and it is an astonishing one. With a 7-3 victory Tuesday in Game Four, the Jackets completed their first round sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning and essentially stunned the hockey world. Columbus now the first team to sweep aContinue reading “Blue Jackets: Gambling Pays Off for Columbus with Historic Sweep of Lightning”