A missed opportunity: Tampa Bay teams soar, fans watch from afar

This has been a year for Tampa Bay sports like no other, though the area’s three successful professional franchises haven’t had a chance to truly capitalize on the boom and energize pockets of a fan base that in recent years have earned the tag of front-runners.

Lightning team chiropractor Tim Bain big part of championship run

I see two distinctly different, joyous emotions on the face of Dr. Tim Bain as I talk to him via Zoom. There is the joy of being a part of the Lightning's incredible journey to the Stanley Cup championship and there is the equal joy of finally being reunited with his family after 65 days in the isolation bubble in Toronto and Edmonton.

RayJ becomes Lightning country for Stanley Cup celebrations

Electric celebrations for the Bolts lit up the night sky Thursday. The Tampa Bay Lightning took over Raymond James Stadium for an unforgettable Stanley Cup celebration, along with thousands of fans and of course, the one-and-only Stanley Cup.

Lightning take Stanley Cup with 2-0 Game 6 win over Dallas Stars

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the champions of bubble hockey. Brayden Point scored his playoff-best 14th goal, and the Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 to win the Stanley Cup and finish off the NHL playoffs staged in quarantine during the pandemic. 

Flashback to 2004, the last time the Bolts won the Stanley Cup

The Bolts' 2004 championship feels like a lifetime ago to many fans. It may seem even longer when you realize that in 2004, there was no iPhone, Jon Gruden was coaching the Buccaneers, and Illinois still had a state senator named Barack Obama.