Tampa Bay Lightning: 10 Best Performances In Franchise History

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The Tampa Bay Lightning has come a long way in the last twenty-three years. Here, we take a look at the 10 Best Performances In Tampa Bay Lightning History.

The Tampa Bay Lightning has come a long way since its inception in 1992. It all started with the dream of one man, Phil Esposito, who believed the great sport of ice hockey could survive here in the one place in the world you would never expect a sheet of ice, the Sunshine State.

Like any team in the National Hockey League, the Tampa Bay Lightning has seen its fair share of ups and downs over the course of the last twenty-three years and counting. We have gone from the little team that no one believed belonged in the league to a top contender, Eastern Conference Champions, and eventually Stanley Cup Champions.

In order to continue to maintain a level of success in the National Hockey League and continually strive to be the best team you possibly can, a team has to learn from their mistakes and leave them in the past. They also have to build upon their successes in order to reach their desired destination, a one-way trip to having their names etched in Lord Stanley’s Cup.

Over the course of the next few slides, we are going to take a look at the 10 Best Performances In Tampa Bay Lightning History. These are the performances that, over the years, have served as the building blocks in which the Tampa Bay Lightning has used to reach their ultimate goal.

Once you’ve had an opportunity to see what we think are some of the best performances in franchise history, take a moment to let us know what you think. Did one of our chosen moments bring back memories for you? Do you think we missed one of the best moments in history? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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*Additional Editorial Contribution By Kyle Barber