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”

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”

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”