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Tampa Bay Lightning
Conference Eastern
Division Atlantic
Founded 1992
History Tampa Bay Lightning
Home arena Amalie Arena
City Tampa, Florida
Colors Tampa Bay blue, white, black
Media Bally Sports Sun
970 AM
Owner(s) Vinik Sports Group, LLC
(Jeffrey Vinik, chairman)
General manager Julien BriseBois
Head coach Jon Cooper
Captain Steven Stamkos
Minor league affiliates Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 3 (2003–04, 2019–20, 2020–21)
Conference championships 3 (2003–04, 2014–15, 2019–20)
Presidents' Trophies 1 (2018–19)
Division championships 4 (2002–03, 2003–04, 2017–18, 2018–19)

The Tampa Bay Lightning (colloquially known as the Bolts) are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference. The Lightning play their home games in Amalie Arena in downtown Tampa.

The Lightning have won three Stanley Cup championships: 2004, 2020, and 2021. They also reached the Stanley Cup Finals in 2015. The team is owned by Jeffrey Vinik and the general manager is Julien BriseBois. Jon Cooper has served as head coach since 2013 and is the longest-tenured active head coach in the NHL.

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