clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Lightning history and site archives

Who’s Next For a Silver Stick with the Tampa Lightning?

Reaching 1,000 games played is a special moment

Lightning Season Review: 2011-12 NHL Season

It’s the offseason so let’s turn the clock back a decade

Tampa Bay Lightning Sweater Series: Number 33

A fan favorite and then a bunch of "those guys".

Tampa Bay’s long journey to becoming a Stanley Cup Champion, Part One

Every team starts somewhere, but not all of them make it to the top.

How the 2020 Eastern Conference Champions Tampa Bay Lightning roster was built

It took a village to build this team

Morning After Thoughts: Franchise records fall in 8-2 Lightning win

Left and right, records fell.

First Goals: Alex Killorn

He ignores a Lightning legend to tally his first career goal (and didn’t fall down doing it).

Tampa Bay Lightning Sweater Series: Number 32

A couple of back up goaltenders thrust into starting roles highlight this slightly less than popular number.

Sweater Series: More goalies and a walk down memory lane

You think not winning a playoff game is a problem? Well get ready for some real organizational problems as we explore the history of the number 31.

Sweater Series: Unleash the goaltenders

A lot of folks have worn the number 30 for the Lightning.

Quick Strikes: Steven Stamkos and shoulder surgeries

Don’t worry, the Captain is okay! I just wanted to use the alliteration...

Sweater Series: The number 29

Ranking the 12 players who have worn 29 in Lightning history.

Sweater Series: Ranking the 28’s

A couple of fighters, some folks who went to school in Alaska and a proud bunny-owner highlight the history of this number.

Sweater Series: The last updates

We wrap up the numbers we’ve gone over in the past

Sweater Series: Some names you might know

Unlike the last update, there are some pretty popular names in this set of numbers.

Sweater Series: Some forgotten numbers

As the updates roll through the mid-teens, a lot of numbers haven’t seen the ice for quite some time.

Sweater Series: The updates continue

Today we roll through numbers 6-11 and have a couple of updates

The Sweater Series Returns!

We recap 0-5 to see if any new players have taken the throne as the greatest to wear that number.

The Tampa Bay Lightning’s worst-ever draft class

You can’t win ‘em all. But sometimes, you do lose ‘em all.

Cooper passes Tortorella in Tampa Bay Lightning coaching victories

Confidence, respect, and adaptability make him the all-time leader in wins for the Lightning.

Concussions, Conference Championships and the ThunderDome: Jeremy Roenick’s history in Tampa

The former Blackhawk/Flyer/King/Coyote/Shark chats with Raw Charge

Every single one of Jonathan Drouin’s goals for the Tampa Bay Lightning, ranked

A retrospective on Tampa’s prodigal son.

Andrei Vasilevskiy celebrates his 100th game with a win

The Russian Netminder is the youngest goaltender in Tampa Bay Lightning history to achieve that landmark

Book review: Craig Custance’s Behind the Bench

From a juicy afternoon with John Tortorella to a quiet morning with Mike Babcock, this is a rare glimpse into the lives of coaches who usually play reporters far too well.

Filed under:

  • Fanpost

Tampa Bay Lightning trade tree: First overall pick

But do you know how the Lightning acquired Lecavalier? Yes, he was drafted #1, but it’s not that cut and dry.

What if: the Tampa Bay Lightning had kept their pick at the top of the 1999 Draft?

The big names on top of the 1999 draft were a couple of Swedes and a couple of Czechs.

First Goals: Alex Killorn’s first NHL goal immortalized on a hockey card

The 2012-13 Season saw many recognizable names tally their first NHL goal.

Raw Charge goes to the National Sports Collectors Convention

A look at the biggest sports collectors convention in the world.

What if Vincent Lecavalier had been healthy?

How many more memories would he have made if that no-good, dirty, snake-in-the-grass Matt Cooke hadn’t run into him?

A not so good day in Tampa Bay Lightning history: Peter Bondra scored 5 goals

A video breakdown of the one-man wrecking crew wreaking havoc on the Lightning defense.

From the back of the closet - 1998 Entry Draft Information Guide

All the draft news you needed and it fit in a jacket pocket!

Filed under:

  • Fanpost

Tampa Bay Lightning trade tree: The Brad Lukowich effect

One trade in particular had a very large impact on the Lightning that can still be felt today, and it was the one where Lukowich left town.