Accolades: Stanley Cup (2003-04), Presidents' Trophy (2018-19)
All-Time Greats: Nikolai Khabibulin, Pavel Kubina, Vaclav Prospal, Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis
Tampa Bay Lightning Tickets
The Tampa Bay Lightning is one of the most exciting teams in the NHL. Since the team's inauguration in the 1992-93 season, the Tampa Bay Lightning has kept the attention of hockey fans. A few short years after the team's first season, the Lightning had a winning season in 1995-96. In the ‘90s, the Lightning had who was probably their first superstar player in Vincent Lecavalier who went on to set several scoring records. In 2003, the Tampa Bay Lightning had their first playoff series win. In the 2003-04 season, the team advanced all the way to the Stanley Cup finals. In recent years, the team has racked up some major accomplishments as well. In the 2014-15 season, they set a franchise record by winning 50 games and then advancing to the Stanley Cup finals. In the 2018-19 season, the Lightning had an amazing run where they won 62 games. This feat had them tied for most NHL games won in a single season. Come see what they can do this season by getting your hockey tickets at StubHub.
When does the season begin?
Hockey season begins in early October with the preseason beginning in mid-September. The post-season playoff games traditionally begin during the second week of April the following year.
Who is the head coach?
The head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning is Jon Cooper. He is the eighth head coach in the history of the franchise and has been with the team since 2013. He is the longest-tenured coach in the NHL and was recently signed to a multi-year extension.
How many home games are there?
There are typically 41 home games in the Lightning’s regular season. Prior to the beginning of each season, the team plays a preseason schedule. Following this the 2019-20 regular season starts in early October. This season’s first game for Tampa Bay is on October 3. Each team plays a number of home series and road games throughout the season, ending in the postseason that starts in April.
Who are the team's main rivals?
The Tampa Bay Lightning has several rivals. A few of them are the Florida Panthers, the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Out of those teams, their most fervent rivalry is likely the Panthers. The biggest reason for that is the geography of the two teams, leading to fans excitedly seeing who can be the dominant team in representing Florida.
Who are the team's most well-known players?
The most well-known goaltender for the Tampa Bay Lightning is probably Nikolai Khabibulin. The best defensemen to play for the Lightning are perhaps Pavel Kubina and Roman Hamrlik. The greatest left-wing player to wear a Tampa Bay uniform is arguably Vaclav "Vinny" Prospal and the best right-wing player is generally thought to be Martin St. Louis. The best center to play for the team is almost sure to be Vincent Lecavalier in the hearts of fans.
What is the home game venue like?
The 670,000-square-foot Amalie Arena opened its doors in October of 1996 with its first Tampa Bay Lightning game taking place on the 20th of that month. It was designed specifically with hockey in mind. It holds nearly 20,000 hockey fans. In 2002, the venue was named the St. Pete Times Forum after originally being called the Ice Palace. In 2011, the arena then became named the Tampa Bay Times Forum and then finally the Amalie Arena in 2014. The arena hosts upwards of 150 events a year, including the home games of the Tampa Bay Lightning.Back to Top