Lightning: Tampa Wins Game Four, Seizes 3-1 Series Lead

Thanks to Kevin Shattenkirk’s overtime goal in Game Four, the Tampa Bay Lightning are a win away from hoisting the Stanley Cup in the bubble. The Lightning defeated the Stars 5-4 in the critical fourth game of the series and now hold a 3-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. Game Four was an interestingContinue reading “Lightning: Tampa Wins Game Four, Seizes 3-1 Series Lead”

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”

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”