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”

NHL: Awards Handed Out in Emotional Ceremony

Taylor Hall took home the Hart Trophy on Wednesday night at the NHL Awards ceremony, but it was an evening of perspective that really set things right. The night featured a reunion of the surviving Humboldt Broncos, along with the honouring of coach Darcy Haugan – one of 16 who perished in the awful crashContinue reading “NHL: Awards Handed Out in Emotional Ceremony”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning went 8-1-1 for their last 10 games last season, but it wasn’t enough to make the post-season. There were reasons for the shortfall, like the injury to Steven Stamkos that kept him out of action after just 17 games. Ryan Callahan was out of action as well. He was limited toContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning”