TAMPA - X marks their spot. Again.
For the fourth consecutive season and seventh time in the past eight seasons, the Tampa Bay Lightning will participate in the NHL postseason. And with it, a chance to defend the Stanley Cup championship crown, something that was denied the franchise the last time the Lightning won a title.
In a season unlike any other in NHL history, Tampa Bay now has taken the first step to becoming just the ninth team in league history to repeat as Stanley Cup champion and first since Pittsburgh in 2016 and 2017.
The Lightning did so in the 49th game of a 56-game season, t...
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