5 Things Lightning Fans Should be Thankful for this Year

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1. A Chance to Win Again

The Lightning have a shot to hoist a third straight Stanley Cup this year. Winning one is an extremely difficult accomplishment in today’s NHL. But the Lightning have the chance to put themselves in the conversation for the greatest teams in the league’s history if they add a third straight.

All you can ask for is a chance. No regular season win, or loss should matter at all in the greater scope of what this team can accomplish. The gift of time to just get through the grind of the NHL season and then see where things go in the playoffs is a luxury that few teams can be afforded in a season. The confidence to be able to look long term has been earned because we know that this team is capable of getting into playoffs and having the chance to win the whole thing again is all you can ask.