It took place in Lakeland and there were penalties, oh so many penalties. With the first postgame season looming between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers later today, it’s time to look back at the first time the two teams met on the ice.
When Nikita Kucherov is on the ice for the Tampa Bay Lightning, there are few players in the world who can play like him. He is a dynamic force that drives offensive play, and he was one of the key cogs in the machine that pulled the Lightning to their second Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.
In what turned into a rollercoaster of a season for the Tampa Bay Lightning, the defending Stanley Cup Champions finished with a record of 36-17-3. Their 75 points were good for third place in the Central Division, behind the Carolina Hurricanes and the Florida Panthers.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced that they have signed Swedish forward Simon Ryfors to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2021-22 season. Ryfors will turn 24 years old in August and is listed at 5’10” and 181 pounds.
The Lightning become the first NHL team to have an all-Black line skate for them in a game Chris Driedger posted a 30-save shutout and four different Florida Panthers scored as they beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in the final game of the season.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to be at full power when the playoffs begin Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov are close to returning. Today, both players were on the ice again for the morning skate.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and captain Steven Stamkos is hoping to be ready for Game 1 later this month. Stamkos has not played since April 8 due to a lower-body injury.
Andrei Vasilevskiy of Tyumen, Russia recorded his 26th National Hockey League shutout on Thursday. He made 20 saves as the Tampa Bay Ligntning blanked the Dallas Stars 3-0 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL.