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”

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 Ties Season Wins Record with Victory over Boston

Thanks to their 6-3 victory over the Boston Bruins Saturday night, the Tampa Bay Lightning tied an NHL record with 62 wins during the regular season. This ties the Lightning with the 1995-1996 edition of the Detroit Red Wings. That roster featured the likes of Sergei Fedorov, Steve Yzerman and Vyacheslav Kozlov, along with PaulContinue reading “Lightning: Tampa Ties Season Wins Record with Victory over Boston”

Lightning: Tampa Makes History with 50th Win

With their 5-1 win over the fraught Ottawa Senators on Saturday, the Tampa Bay Lightning reached their 50th win this season and made a little history in the process. The Lightning earned win number 50 just their 66th game of the season, tying the Detroit Red Wings of 1995-1996 as the fastest NHL teams toContinue reading “Lightning: Tampa Makes History with 50th Win”

Rangers Work Toward “Young, Competitive” Goal with McDonagh Trade

Thanks to a technical difficulty that came just as the last trades were coming over the wire (s/o to my renowned Internet provider), yours truly was unable to post about what was Monday’s biggest swap. That, for those scoring at home, is the Ryan McDonagh trade. The New York Rangers sent the defenceman and forwardContinue reading “Rangers Work Toward “Young, Competitive” Goal with McDonagh Trade”