Tampa Bay Lightning facts for kids
|Tampa Bay Lightning|
|History||Tampa Bay Lightning
|Home arena||Amalie Arena|
|Colors||Blue, white, black
|Owner(s)||Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment
(Jeffrey Vinik, chairman)
|General manager||Steve Yzerman|
|Head coach||Jon Cooper|
|Minor league affiliates||Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
Florida Everblades (ECHL)
|Stanley Cups||1 (2003-04)|
|Conference championships||1 (2003-04)|
|Division championships||2 (2002-03, 2003-04)|
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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