The ice at Amalie Arena hasn't had enough time to melt, but the reality of losing the Stanley Cup hasn't taken long to sink in with the Lightning.
Steven Stamkos, Pat Maroon and Ondrej Palat each had a goal and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lighting scored four times in the second period and beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-2 Monday night in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.
It's as beloved as any other part of the Lightning's pre-game festivities: Sonya Bryson-Kirksey, decked out in Bolts blue, delivering a rousing rendition of the national anthem. After a battle with COVID-19 last year landed her in the hospital for a month – with 8 of those days in the ICU – she says she's blessed to be back at Amalie Arena for this year's Stanley Cup Final.
Andre Burakovsky scored 1:23 into overtime and the Colorado Avalanche opened the Stanley Cup Final with a 4-3 victory over the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night.
Mika Zibanejad scored in the third period, Igor Shesterkin stopped 29 shots and the New York Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Friday night to take a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Final.
The Tampa Bay Lightning’s championship boat parade will kick off at 11 a.m. Monday, sailing down the Hillsborough River before a "huge celebration” at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. Here's the schedule and the route.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is returning to its roots and serving free beer all month long in July to celebrate the Lightning's back-to-back Stanley Cup championship wins.
The Lightning won their second straight Stanley Cup title Wednesday night -- giving "Champa Bay" its third professional sports title in less than a year. "We wanted to win it in Game 4. It didn't work out," Steven Stamkos said. "Maybe it's a blessing in disguise we got to do it at home."
Bolts fans looking to show their team pride by sporting Stanley Cup championship merchandise have several options for places to get their Tampa Bay Lightning gear.
When Andrei Vasilevskiy was thrust into the 2015 Stanley Cup Final with starting goaltender Ben Bishop injured, he was a shy, unknown player at the beginning of his NHL journey.
The home win put an exclamation point on a second consecutive championship that was made possible by stumbles along the way. This extraordinary repeat, with each title coming in the midst of a pandemic, was filled with lessons learned.
The Stanley Cup isn’t going anywhere. The Tampa Bay Lightning will retain the legendary NHL trophy for another year after winning their second title in a row -- this time in front of their home fans.
Josh Anderson jumped back into the play, and the Montreal Canadiens killed Tampa Bay's chance for a Stanley Cup sweep.
Just when the Montreal Canadiens found another gear to show they can hang with the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final, Blake Coleman singlehandedly kept the series from being tied.
As the Stanley Cup Final kicks off with the Lightning playing at Amalie Arena, money is pouring into businesses that have had their toughest year in memory.
Dallas Stars forward Blake Comeau left Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final with an injury after taking a big, high hit from Tampa Bay’s Ryan McDonagh in the second period.