Tampa Bay Lightning: 50 Greatest Moments In Franchise History

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48. Tampa Bay Lightning Honor 2004 Stanley Cup Championship Team

Date: March 17, 2014

The 2003-04 season was a special one for the Tampa Bay Lightning organization. The team would finish the regular season with the best record in the Eastern Conference, defeat the the New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, and finally the Calgary Flames to win the organization’s first ever Stanley Cup championship. It was a gruelling road for the team, but capping it all off with the greatest trophy in all of sports sure made all the bumps and bruises worth it.

The Tampa Bay Lightning organization would honor the 2004 Stanley Cup winning team on March 17th, 2014 when a tribute video was played before the game and members of that historic team would skate out onto the ice while being cheered on by Lightning faithful at the renamed Amalie Arena.

From Nolan Pratt, to Freddy Modin, to Pavel Kubina, and finally the captain Dave Andreychuk, members of the 2004 team staked onto the Amalie Arena ice to join their fellow coaches and staff members that were in attendance to make this beautiful celebration. To cap it all off, as they have said a million times before, the group would come together and take one last family picture and will always walk together, forever.

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