Tampa Bay Lightning complete redemption tour by capturing NHL Stanley Cup championship. One year after they were shockingly swept in the first round, the Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars to win the first major North American championship since sports returned during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ref. USAToday.
Tampa Bay Lightning repeat as Stanley Cup champions. With their Game 5 win over the Montreal Canadiens, the Lightning became the second team of the NHL's salary cap era to repeat, joining the 2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins. Ref. USAToday.
Two-time defending NHL champion Tampa Bay Lightning will return to Stanley Cup Final, face Colorado Avalanche. The Lightning defeated the New York Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final to reach a third consecutive Stanley Cup Final. Game 1 is Wednesday night in Denver. Source 9q.