TAMPA — It has been more than a year, but Anton Stralman can't get the painful memories out of his head.
TAMPA — The Lightning is in an enviable position when it comes to goaltending.
That Steven Stamkos went without a goal in his first Stanley Cup final likely left a bad taste in the Lightning captain's mouth.
TAMPA — The traditional post-series handshake line was wrapping up late Monday night at the United Center, with the sellout crowd singing along to the Blues Brothers' Sweet Home Chicago.
Neal Lewis waited patiently, Lightning trading cards clutched in his hands, to welcome the team back on Tuesday after Tampa Bay's thrilling run in the Stanley Cup final came to a disheartening halt.
TAMPA — Had it been the regular season, G Ben Bishop said he likely would have missed two weeks with the type of torn groin he suffered in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final.
CHICAGO — A lot of Lightning players are likely to linger on the 2015 Stanley Cup final. None more than captain Steven Stamkos.
CHICAGO — Goalie Ben Bishop sat at his locker in a somber Lightning dressing room Monday night, his head buried in his hands.
One day there will be time for the Lightning to perform the autopsy on the 2015 Stanley Cup final. On that day, the Lightning can dissect what went wrong, how the series was lost, everything it might have done differently.
But now is not that time.
With each Stanley Cup final away game they came, the watch party crowds swelling as the Tampa Bay Lightning advanced. That was until the rain washed out the last one entirely.