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: Of Course, Tampa Bay Clinches Playoff Berth

To the surprise of no one, the Tampa Bay Lightning are the first team to clinch a playoff berth this season. Tampa got into the dance thanks to the efforts of the Anaheim Ducks, who mopped the floor with the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night by a final score of 8-2. The Lightning have 106Continue reading “Lightning: Of Course, Tampa Bay Clinches Playoff Berth”

Lightning: Tampa Impresses on West Coast Swing

The Tampa Bay Lightning are as sure and elemental as the pre-Christmas wind storm that annihilated power for tens of thousands on the West Coast. They took to the coast with similar meticulousness, exacting three wins on a four-game swing and walking away with seven points. The road swing gave many an opportunity to takeContinue reading “Lightning: Tampa Impresses on West Coast Swing”

Lightning: Kucherov Signs for 8 Years

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Nikita Kucherov to an eight-year contract extension worth $76 million, the team announced Tuesday. The deal pays out $9.5 million annually and kicks in for the 2019-2020 NHL season. The 25-year-old from Moscow is currently in the final year of a three-year deal worth $14.3 million. He signedContinue reading “Lightning: Kucherov Signs for 8 Years”

2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Top-flight Lightning Look to Topple Capitals

The Tampa Bay Lightning once again find themselves in the Eastern Conference Final. This is the third time in the last four seasons and the fourth time since 2011 that they’ve challenged for the conference crown. The Washington Capitals, on the other hand, are making their first Eastern Conference Final appearance in 20 years. ThisContinue reading “2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Top-flight Lightning Look to Topple Capitals”