Tampa Bay Lightning
|Tampa Bay Lightning|
|History||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|Home arena||Amalie Arena|
|Colors||Tampa Bay blue, white|
|Media||Fox Sports Sun|
|Owner(s)||Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment|
(Jeffrey Vinik, chairman)
|General manager||Julien BriseBois|
|Head coach||Jon Cooper|
|Minor league affiliates||Syracuse Crunch (AHL)|
Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL)
|Stanley Cups||1 (2003–04)|
|Conference championships||2 (2003–04, 2014–15)|
|Presidents' Trophies||1 (2018–19)|
|Division championships||4 (2002–03, 2003–04, 2017–18, 2018–19)|
Before the Lightning's Stanley Cup championship, the team was regarded as one of the worst team in the league. It made the play-offs once before winning the Southeast Division in 2002-03.
It won the Stanley Cup championship in 2003-04, the year before the NHL Lock-Out. Under the leadership of captain Dave Andreychuk, and the strong goaltending performance of goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin, the Lightning earned its first Stanley Cup over the Calgary Flames in 7 games.
During the Lightning's Stanley Cup winning year, Martin St. Louis won the Hart Trophy, the league's most valuable player. After game 7 against the Calgary Flames, Brad Richards was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy, the play-offs most valuable player. Also, coach John Tortorella was awarded the Jack Adams Trophy for coach of the year.
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- Tampa Bay Lightning Franchise History, on the site of www.nhl.com.