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Lightning fans forgot how to socially distance during their Stanley Cup celebration

Social distancing rules don’t exist when your favorite team wins a championship. Lightning fans took to Thunder Alley to celebrate Tampa Bay’s 4-2 Stanley Cup Final victory over the Stars on Monday night, and boy did they celebrate. Who can blame them? After a years-long odyssey of playoff failure vying for that second, elusive Stanley Cup, Lightning fans finally get to enjoy a […]

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Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn’s heartbreaking interview is hard to watch: ‘It was a good run’

NHL players entered the playoff bubbles sans fans in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, on July 26, and on Monday night, the journey that was spent for the majority without friends and family nearby ended with the Tampa Bay Lightning hoisting the Stanley Cup. For the Western Conference champion Dallas Stars, who finished third in the Central Division, it was a surprising […]

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Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars had great playoff runs; what awaits this offseason?

The Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning have had their core together for years and hope to be able to carry that forward.  Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos, Yanni Gourde, Tyler Johnson, Alex Killorn, Victor Hedman, Ryan McDonagh and Andrei Vasilevskiy are signed long-term and Brayden Point has two years left on his deal before he becomes a restricted free agent. Even a couple […]

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When did your city win its last pro sports championship?

The first professional sports championship since February was awarded in Canada to a team from Florida. The Tampa Bay Lightning won the 2020 Stanley Cup championship, the franchise’s second overall, by defeating the Dallas Stars in six games in the Stanley Cup Final. The series played entirely in the NHL’s “bubble” in Edmonton because of the COVID-19 outbreak. This is the […]

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Bubble hockey champions: Tampa Bay Lightning win Stanley Cup

By STEPHEN WHYNO EDMONTON, Alberta — The Tampa Bay Lightning are the champions of bubble hockey. Brayden Point scored his playoff-best 14th goal and the Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 on Monday night to win the Stanley Cup and finish off the most unusual NHL postseason in history, staged nearly entirely in quarantine because of the pandemic. The clock […]

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Stamkos returns for Lightning, scores on 1st shot

Emily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter. EDMONTON, Alberta — Steven Stamkos is back in the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup for the first time in the bubble. And he’s making an immediate impact. The Lightning captain made his postseason debut Wednesday night in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Dallas Stars and scored on his first shot, […]

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