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”

Lightning: Stamkos to Miss Six to Eight Weeks

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos is set to have surgery to repair a “core muscle injury” and will miss the next six to eight weeks. The team made the announcement Saturday, with the surgery expected to take place Monday. Tampa Bay head coach Jon Cooper said Friday he hoped a timeline for Stamkos’ returnContinue reading “Lightning: Stamkos to Miss Six to Eight Weeks”

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”