18 Facts About Tampa Bay Lightning

1. Tampa Bay Lightning performs at games and makes appearances in the community.

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2. The Tampa Bay Lightning began to integrate the new logo onto center ice, and even distributed free T-shirts with the simplified logo on February 4, 2011, while still using the old Lightning logo and uniforms.

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3. The Tampa Bay Lightning have begun an immediate search for a replacement for Taylor for the coming season.

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4. Tampa Bay Lightning will continue to serve as a sideline or studio analyst during the games on Fox Sports Sun for both home and away games.

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5. The Tampa Bay Lightning bounced back with this talent in the last third of the season, but it was not enough as they missed the playoffs by one point.

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6. The Tampa Bay Lightning were set to play against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals.

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7. The Tampa Bay Lightning would face the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Finals, making it the first time a finalist faced four Original Six teams in the playoffs since the four-round format was introduced in 1980.

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8. Tampa Bay Lightning would miss 45 games and was not cleared to play again until March 5, 2014.

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9. The Tampa Bay Lightning announced Jon Cooper would become the eighth head coach in franchise history.

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10. Tampa Bay Lightning won the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy for the second time in his career, the first time in which he was the unanimous victor.

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11. The next day, the Tampa Bay Lightning officially introduced him as their new head coach.

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12. Tampa Bay Lightning were the worst team on the road in the NHL, winning only 11 games.

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13. Tampa Bay Lightning were active during the trade deadline, similar to the previous season.

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14. Tampa Bay Lightning were busy during the final weeks before the NHL's trade deadline, acquiring wingers Kyle Wanvig, Stephen Baby and defenseman Shane O'Brien.

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15. The Tampa Bay Lightning went through the season with only 20-man-games lost to injury.

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16. The Tampa Bay Lightning drafted Vincent Lecavalier in 1998, a player who would be a cornerstone of the team for years to come.

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17. Tampa Bay Lightning cleared most of the debt from the Kokusai Green era.

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18. Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida.

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