Tampa Bay Lightning

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Tampa Bay Lightning
First Season
Team History
Tampa Bay Lightning (1992-present)
National Hockey League (1992-present)
  • Eastern Conference (1993-present)
    • Atlantic Division (1993-1998, 2014-present)
    • Southeast Division (1998-2013)
  • Campbell Conference (1992-93)
    • Norris Division (1991-92)
Amalie Arena (1996-present)
ThunderDome (1993-96)
Expo Hall (1992-93)
AHL Affiliate
Syracuse Crunch
Key People
Players • Head Coaches • Executives

The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. They compete in the National Hockey League as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.


Home programs by season

Season/Date Type Opponent Venue
1992-93 Regular Season n/a Expo Hall
December 23, 1996 Regular Season Washington Capitals Ice Palace
2003-04 Stanley Cup Finals Calgary Flames St. Pete Times Forum
2005-06 Regular Season (1 • 2) n/a St. Pete Times Forum
2014-15 Postseason Detroit Red Wings Amalie Arena
2014-15 Stanley Cup Finals Chicago Blackhawks Amalie Arena, United Center
2019-20 Stanley Cup Finals Dallas Stars Rogers Place
2020-21 Stanley Cup Finals Montreal Canadiens Amalie Arena, Bell Centre
2021-22 Stanley Cup Finals Colorado Avalanche Ball Arena, Amalie Arena

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

1990s 1992-93 • 1993-94 • 1995-96 • 1996-97 • 1999-2000
2000s 2000-01 • 2001-02 • 2002-03 • 2003-04 • 2005-06 • 2006-07
2010s 2016-17 • 2017-18 • 2018-19 • 2019-20
2020s 2020-21 • 2021-22 • 2022-23


2010s 2015-16 • 2019-20
Tampa Bay Lightning head coaches
Terry Crisp (1992-98) • Rick Paterson (1998) • Jacques Demers (1998-99) • Steve Ludzik (1999-2001) • John Tortorella (2001-08) • Barry Melrose (2008) • Rick Tocchet (2008-10) • Guy Boucher (2010-13) • Jon Cooper (2013-present)

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