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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida panthers 09 24 2017 2 Tickets
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida panthers 09 24 2017 2 Tickets

$25.00

Flyers v Tampa Bay Lightning 1 25 18 Lower Level Pair Unique Row
Flyers v Tampa Bay Lightning 1 25 18 Lower Level Pair Unique Row

$199.99

2 TICKETS TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING  PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 11 25 2017 227 G 5 6
2 TICKETS TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 11 25 2017 227 G 5 6

$143.66

3 TICKETS 12 19 17 Vegas Golden Knights vs Tampa Bay Lightning T Mobile Arena
3 TICKETS 12 19 17 Vegas Golden Knights vs Tampa Bay Lightning T Mobile Arena

$169.64

2 NY Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 3 30 18  MSG
2 NY Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 3 30 18 MSG

$400.00

2 Tampa Bay Lightning  Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Tickets Thursday January 25
2 Tampa Bay Lightning Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Tickets Thursday January 25

$260.00

Flyers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 1 25 2 Great Aisle Seats Section 221 Row 3
Flyers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 1 25 2 Great Aisle Seats Section 221 Row 3

$119.00

4 Tickets NJ Devils vs Tampa Bay Lightning 10 17 Prudential Center Newark
4 Tickets NJ Devils vs Tampa Bay Lightning 10 17 Prudential Center Newark

$139.00

Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning 2 Tickets 11 24 Club Level
Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning 2 Tickets 11 24 Club Level

$327.00

FRONT ROW CLUB LEVEL 2 TICKETS TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING AT WASHINGTON CAPITALS 11 24
FRONT ROW CLUB LEVEL 2 TICKETS TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING AT WASHINGTON CAPITALS 11 24

$448.00

FRONT ROW CLUB LEVEL 2 TICKETS TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING AT WASHINGTON CAPITALS 2 20
FRONT ROW CLUB LEVEL 2 TICKETS TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING AT WASHINGTON CAPITALS 2 20

$275.00

CENTER ICE CLUB LEVEL 2 TICKETS TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING AT WASHINGTON CAPITALS 11 24
CENTER ICE CLUB LEVEL 2 TICKETS TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING AT WASHINGTON CAPITALS 11 24

$550.00

CENTER ICE CLUB LEVEL 2 TICKETS TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING AT WASHINGTON CAPITALS 11 24
CENTER ICE CLUB LEVEL 2 TICKETS TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING AT WASHINGTON CAPITALS 11 24

$550.00

CENTER ICE CLUB LEVEL 4 TICKETS TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING AT WASHINGTON CAPITALS 11 24
CENTER ICE CLUB LEVEL 4 TICKETS TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING AT WASHINGTON CAPITALS 11 24

$1,050.00

Center Ice 2nd row Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 2 Tickets 11 29 17
Center Ice 2nd row Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 2 Tickets 11 29 17

$240.00

2 Philadelphia Flyers vs Tampa Bay Lightning tickets 01 25 18
2 Philadelphia Flyers vs Tampa Bay Lightning tickets 01 25 18

$140.00



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From 1967 until 1979 the NHL went through a rapid period of expansion, ballooning from the "Original 6" to 21 teams to start the 1979-80 season. Throughout the 80s there was a relatively quiescent period where the Atlanta Flames became the Calgary Flames and the Colorado Rockies became the New Jersey Devils, but the league remained consistent at 21 teams. However, with hockey gaining in popularity in the United States following the fateful 1988 trade that sent superstar Wayne Gretzky from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings it was only a matter of time before the NHL began to grow once again.

In 1991-92 the NHL added its 22nd team, bringing the San Jose Sharks into the fold. The following season saw the introduction of two more franchises - the Ottawa Senators and their expansion cousins the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Lightning ownership assembled a dream team of front office and coaching personnel that included NHL legends like Phil Esposito, Tony Esposito and Wayne Cashman. Terry Crisp, who had guided the Calgary Flames to the Stanley Cup in 1989, was hired as the team's first bench boss.

The team made waves right off the bat when Manon Rheaume was given the nod in a pre-season game against the St. Louis Blues. The unprecedented move marked the first time a woman had started an NHL game, pre-season or otherwise.

The Lightning would get off to a hot start in the 1992-93 season, crushing the visiting Chicago Blackhawks, who had reached the Stanley Cup Finals the season previous, by a 7-3 score. Even more surprising was the four goal performance by Chris Kontos, a journeyman who had spent the bulk of his professional career to that point between the minors and European leagues. For a time the Lightning actually perched at the top of the Norris division, fueled by the surprising scoring prowess of Chris Kontos and diminutive teammate Brian Bradley.

Eventually the wheels would fall off and Tampa Bay would finish the season with 53 points, well out of the playoff race. The next few seasons the Lightning would go through the growing pains felt by most expansion clubs, adding players like Petr Klima, Darren Puppa, Denis Savard - now in the twilight of his career - Alexander Selivanov, and Roman Hamrlik.

In 1996 the team finally got the chance to compete in the post-season for the first time, snatching the 8th and final playoff spot in the conference from defending Stanley Cup champions the New Jersey Devils. They set an NHL record for the highest attendance at an NHL playoff game when a staggering 28,183 fans packed the Thunderdome to watch them take on the Philadelphia Flyers. Unfortunately for Bolts fans the Broad Street Bullies would prove too much for their club, dispatching the Lightning in 6 games.

The next several years were dark ones for the club. Several talented players joined the team, including Dino Ciccarelli, John Cullen, and Chris Gratton - however, the Lightning were plagued by injury and couldn't seem to catch a break, failing to make the playoffs year after year. To make matters worse the financial situation of the club was increasingly unstable.

While the latter half of the decade was unquestionably gloomy, there was one shiny silver lining: In 1998 the club selected Vincent Lecavalier with the 1st overall pick. The rangy center - arguably the greatest player to ever pull on a Tampa Bay Lightning jersey - has been the cornerstone of the franchise, and though he may have started slowly in his first few seasons he has since more than justified his #1 overall selection that year.

The 2004 Stanley Cup

Over the next few seasons the Lightning remained in or near the cellar of the league, but throughout those losing seasons they built a solid nucleus of talent that included Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis, Brad Richards, Fredrik Modin, Dan Boyle and Nikolai Khabibulin. This core group helped the Lightning finally reach the playoffs again in the 2002-03 season, and though they bowed out to the New Jersey Devils (who would go on to win the Stanley Cup) the future looked bright in Tampa.

As it turned out the future was very, very bright. The Lightning tore up the league in '03-04 , finishing second overall in the regular season with 106 points, marching into the playoffs full of confidence. In the first round they required little offense to dispose of the New York Islanders. Khabibulin lived up to his nickname - "The Bulin Wall", posting 3 shutouts as the Bolts sent the Isles packing in 5 games.

The second round was even less of a a challenge. Lecavalier, St. Louis and Richards were dominant as the team swept the Montreal Canadiens from the playoffs in four straight.

Round three saw them face the Philadelphia Flyers, the same team that had bounced them from the playoffs back in 1996. The series was a classic with neither team able to win back to back games. The Lightning won the 7th and deciding game with a game-winning goal by Modin to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.

In the finals they would face the Calgary Flames, who, led by goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff, captain Jarome Iginla and veteran Martin Gelinas, had advanced to the finals through a combination of brilliant goaltending and good old fashioned hard work. Neither team conceded an inch in the series, with Lightning and Flames players alike sacrificing their bodies in the hope of hoisting Lord Stanley's coveted chalice. Even the captains weren't above dealing out some physical punishment, and fans were treated to a rare scrap between superstars when Iginla and Lecavalier dropped the mitts and went toe to toe.

Ultimately the Lightning would prevail. After a controversial call that saw what would have been the cup-winning goal by Martin Gelinas in OT of game 6 waved off the Lightning went on to win that game. On home ice for game 7 the Bolts would get a pair of goals from Ruslan Fedetenko, just enough to eke out a 2-1 win and capture the cup.

Today's Tampa Bay Lightning

Following their Stanley Cup victory the Lightning have slumped in the NHL standings. The NHL lockout followed their cup victory, giving them an extra season to savor their status as defending champs. Despite the departure of goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin they managed to squeak into the playoffs in 2006 and 2007, but quickly bowed out. In 2008 thinks worsened in a hurry and the team finished dead last in the NHL, and things didn't improve much in 2009, with a 29th place finish. During that span they lost Dan Boyle to the San Jose Sharks and Brad Richards to the Dallas Stars.

Their recent woes, much like the slump the team went through in the late 90s and early 2000s, certainly has an upside for those who are inclined to take the "glass half full" view of things. Their low finishes in '08 and '09 allowed them to draft two blue chip prospects in Steve Stamkos and Victor Hedman. The former eclipsed the 50 goal plateau in just his second season in a Tampa Bay Lightning jersey, and the latter has the size and skill-set to become another Chris Pronger down the road.

With these young stars on the roster, veteran talent like Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis still in the mix, and NHL legend Steve Yzerman recently taking over as team general manager the future looks very bright indeed for the Lightning. Don't be surprised if they are contending for their second Stanley Cup in the not too distant future.