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Tampa Bay Lightning
2014–15 Tampa Bay Lightning season
Conference Eastern
Division Atlantic
Founded 1992
History Tampa Bay Lightning
Home arena Amalie Arena
City Tampa, Florida
Colors Blue, white, black
Media Sun Sports
970 AM
Owner(s) Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment
(Jeffrey Vinik, chairman)
General manager Steve Yzerman
Head coach Jon Cooper
Captain Steven Stamkos
Minor league affiliates Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
Florida Everblades (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 1 (2003-04)
Conference championships 1 (2003-04)
Presidents' Trophies 0
Division championships 2 (2002-03, 2003-04)
Ottawa v Tampa Bay around Tampa Bay goal April 22 2006
The Tampa Bay Lightning playing against the Ottawa Senators.

The Tampa Bay Lightning is an ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL). They were formed in 1991, and began playing in 1992-93 NHL season.

The Lightning has won the Stanley Cup championship once and won the Southeast Division title 2 times (2002-03 and 2003-04).

Before the Lightning's Stanley Cup championship, the team was regarded as one of the worst team in the league. It made the play-offs once before winning the Southeast Division in 2002-03.

It won the Stanley Cup championship in 2003-04, the year before the NHL Lock-Out. Under the leadership of captain Dave Andreychuk, and the strong goaltending performance of goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin, the Lightning earned its first Stanley Cup over the Calgary Flames in 7 games.

During the Lightning's Stanley Cup winning year, Martin St. Louis won the Hart Trophy, the league's most valuable player. After game 7 against the Calgary Flames, Brad Richards was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy, the play-offs most valuable player. Also, coach John Tortorella was awarded the Jack Adams Trophy for coach of the year.

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