Tampa Bay Lightning, built mostly by Steve Yzerman, are 2020 Stanley Cup champions

After a 65 day playoff tournament in two different NHL bubble cities, we finally have a Stanley Cup champion. The Tampa Bay Lightning won their second championship in franchise history, defeating the Dallas Stars by a 2-0 score in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Rogers Place in Edmonton. Embed from Getty Images … Read more

Detroit has advantage over banged-up Tampa Bay

Last year, the Detroit Red Wings weren’t able to overcome a healthy Tampa Bay Lightning squad and ultimately lost their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series with them in seven games, despite having held a one-game lead twice. This time around though, it’s different. Tampa Bay will be without the services of sniper Steven Stamkos and stalwart defenseman … Read more

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Detroit Red Wings vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Photo via: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Photo via: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Red Wings were able to stretch their amazing post-season streak to 24 seasons this year, and they got paired with a first round matchup against division rival Tampa Bay Lightning. The Red Wings were in solid playoff position for the first five months of the season, and were even in contention for the top spot in the division. March would come along then, and the Red Wings would hit a slump that put them in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time in 24 years. The Red Wings would win two of their final three games, and earn 5 of 6 possible points, to clinch third place overall in the division.

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