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”

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”

Lightning: Kucherov Suspended One Game

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov has been suspended one game for boarding Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Markus Nutivaara. The incident took place Friday in Game Two of Tampa’s playoff series against the Blue Jackets. The Lightning lost the game by a final score of 5-1, allowing Columbus to take a 2-0 series lead. AndContinue reading “Lightning: Kucherov Suspended One Game”

Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Understatement: the Columbus Blue Jackets have their work cut out for them against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning are arguably one of the most flawless teams in the NHL and the Blue Jackets are kind of in a holding pattern, with plenty of off-ice questions dogging them throughout the year. Columbus waited until virtuallyContinue reading “Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets”

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”