Ten years ago the Tampa Bay Lightning won the 2004 Stanley Cup 4-3 in Game 7 of the series at the Tampa Bay Times Forum (formerly the St. Pete Times Forum) by a score of 2-1 over the Calgary Flames. It was the evening of July 7, 2004 and was the crowning achievement of the franchise to that point, just 12 years after entering the National Hockey League.
For the fifth year in a row, members of the Tampa Bay Lightning participated in Movember, a global movement which raises money and awareness for men’s health issues during the month of November.
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos gave the Girsch family a surprise of a lifetime by hand delivering them their season tickets.
This season marks the 10 year anniversary of Tampa Bay’s first and only Stanley Cup. Be the thunder at the Lightning Fan Fest on Sat., Sept. 14, and help bring the cup back to Tampa!
The Tampa Bay Times Forum and the Tampa Bay Lightning are hosting their second annual arts competition with another open call to artists.
Last night the Fourth Annual Bright House Networks Cut for a Cure Charity Challenge, presented by Carrabba’s Italian Grill, was held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Several players from the Tampa Bay Lighting traded in their skate blades for razor blades. Matt Carle, BJ Crombeen, Vinny Lecavalier, Alex Killorn and Teddy Purcell made up Team Lightning and shaved their heads in the support of children battling cancer. There were 29 adults and children who also participated. Stylists from the Darren Pena Salon and Spa in Carrollwood dotingly guided the children.
"We are very pleased to introduce Jon as our head coach today," Yzerman said. "He has had success at every level he has coached and is extremely familiar with our organization, as well as our players. He has a tremendous record at all levels and we feel he is ready to make the move to the NHL."
This past Sunday the Lightning organization announced the release of head coach Guy Boucher who had been with the team for the past three years.
Early this morning General Manager Steve Yzerman announced the release of Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Guy Boucher.
Last night's 5-3 loss against the Ottawa Senators proved to be the final straw, ending Boucher's three-year tenure as head coach. The loss brought the Lightning's record to an abysmal 13-17-1, leaving them 14th, or second to last, in the Eastern Conference.