Lightning hold record for shortest span between winning titles
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) hoists the Stanley Cup after the Lightning defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 in Game 5 to win the 2021 Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena. Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Lightning hold record for shortest span between winning championships

Sure, plenty of professional sports teams have won back-to-back championships in the past. But, apparently, no team has done it as quickly as the Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning.

As ESPN Stats & Info shared via Twitter on Thursday, Elias Sports taps the Lightning's repeat championship run as the shortest in the history of all the major sports in the country.

Of course, the pandemic and truncated seasons played a huge role in making that window of time between Cup Finals so short. Still, Tampa Bay deserves credit for getting there two years in a row in the first place.

The Lightning defeated the Montreal Canadiens in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night, hoisting Lord Stanley's Mug on home ice. They tried for a series sweep, but Montreal held them off with a 3-2 overtime victory in Game 4 -- a game that also has some historical value.

Chelena Goldman grew up on a street where the boys played street hockey and yelling at baseball and football over the radio was a standard -- making life as a sports geek the perfect fit. She believes in dominance on the blue line, good red wine, and the theory that you can never be too overdressed for any occasion. You can find her gabbing away on Twitter at @ChelenaGoldman.

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