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Lightning dent Stanley Cup after another Tampa boat parade

Jul. 13, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Turns out the Stanley Cup is going to Montreal after all. But it will return to the Tampa Bay Lightning's possession for an extended party. After the Lightning celebrated a second consecutive championship with another signature...

Analysis: Tampa Bay's NHL titles likely the hardest of all

Jul. 09, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Maroon knows a thing or two about what it takes to win the Stanley Cup after doing so each of the past three years on two different teams. The “three-Cup guy” who hoisted it with his hometown St. Louis Blues in 2019 before going back to...

Champion Lightning ace final exam on 'last day of school'

Jul. 08, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla (AP) — With the clock ticking on their time together, the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning talked about what they already knew was their last Stanley Cup run as a group. They talked about it midway through the playoffs. They talked about it on the verge...

Lightning strikes twice: Tampa Bay repeats as Cup champion

Jul. 08, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Quieting the din inside Amalie Arena for just a moment, Gary Bettman looked over to the Tampa Bay Lightning and reached back into the dark days of the pandemic perhaps one last time. The NHL commissioner beckoned not just captain Steven Stamkos but...

'Champa Bay' celebrates third pro title in less than a year

Jul. 08, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The party began more than two hours before faceoff and got merrier as the night wore on. The Tampa Bay Lightning won their second straight Stanley Cup title on Wednesday night, defeating the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 to give a region becoming known as...

Lightning veteran David Savard adds his name to Cup lore

Jul. 08, 2021 00:53 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — David Savard is no longer the only veteran on the Tampa Bay Lightning without a Stanley Cup championship. The grizzled defenseman, who had never advanced past the second round in his first nine NHL seasons, joined in the celebration Wednesday night...

Lightning the 1st team to win Stanley Cup at home since '15

Jul. 07, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup on home ice for the first time since before World War II, Jon Cooper could not bear to watch the joyful aftermath. "I’m looking away from the whole thing," he said. Not this time....

Analysis: Lightning, fueled by losses, win another Cup title

Jul. 07, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When the Tampa Bay Lightning had their first chance to clinch the Stanley Cup championship in the 2020 playoff bubble, Jon Cooper recalls how he let his mind drift to what the celebration would be like. “You’re thinking about raising the Stanley...

Lightning coach Jon Cooper on verge of a familiar feeling

Jul. 05, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

Jon Cooper was a fresh-faced rising star when he coached the Norfolk Admirals to the American Hockey League's Calder Cup championship in 2012 after going on a 28-game winning streak during the season. He is now one victory away from becoming just the second coach in the...

Another isolation Cup celebration? Lightning would take it

Jul. 05, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

Facing the prospect of a second consecutive Stanley Cup celebration in isolation in Canada, the Tampa Bay Lightning insist they're focused on completing a sweep of the Montreal Canadiens and not the prospect of winning at home in front of friends and family. The Lightning...