Florida Panthers center Sam Bennett, foreground, takes a shot at Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during a game in October in Sunrise.
Last year’s Presidents’ Trophy winners find themselves fighting for a playoff spot.
Andrei Vasilevskiy and Nikita Kucherov share a memorable experience in Sunrise.
Gary Bettman touches on a number of topics relevant to Lightning fans.
Season ticket holders who attended the 2018 event in Tampa say something was absent from Friday’s skills competition.


  1. Florida Panthers center Sam Bennett, foreground, takes a shot at Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during a game in October in Sunrise.
  2. The Central Division's Jason Robertson (21), of the Stars, tries to score against the Atlantic Division goaltender, Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Lightning, during the NHL All-Star Game on Saturday in Sunrise.
  3. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks before Saturday's All-Star Game in Sunrise.
  4. Lightning fans Theodore and Pete Heidrich enjoyed the 2018 All-Star Game festivities in Tampa so much that they traveled down to south Florida for this year's event.
  5. He came, he won, he blew our minds. Tom Brady's three-year stay in Tampa Bay was as impactful as any 36-month period we've ever witnessed. He turned the Bucs into winners and prime-time stars.
  6. “I would say we can play a lot better,” All-Star forward Nikita Kucherov said before the break. “And we still have a lot of areas we have to improve, and I expect us to be even better in the second half.”
  7. After starting the season 4-5-1, Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy has gone 19-7-0 with a .926 save percentage in his last 26 games, earning his fifth NHL All-Star Game assignment.
  8. Bobby Hull is introduced to fans during the team's convention in Chicago in 2019. Hull, a Hall of Fame forward who helped the Blackhawks win the 1961 Stanley Cup final, has died.
  9. Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov will be playing in his fourth NHL All-Star Game, next weekend in Sunrise.
  10. Lightning left wing Pierre-Edouard Bellemare celebrates after his goal against the Kings during the first period Saturday night at Amalie Arena.
  11. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) hustles to get into the play during Thursday's 3-2 victory against the Boston Bruins at Amalie Arena.
  12. Nothing like playing the Bruins to get the blood flowing. Boston defenseman Derek Forbort (28) and Lightning center Ross Colton (79) exchanged pleasantries during Tampa Bay's 3-2 victory Thursday at Amalie Arena.
  13. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman celebrates his winning goal along with forwards Brayden Point (21) and Steven Stamkos (91) during the third period of Thursday's win over the Boston Bruins at Amalie Arena.
  14. Lightning forward Corey Perry (10) celebrates his second goal of the game with teammates Ross Colton (79) and Alex Killorn (17) in the second period of Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Wild at Amalie Arena.
  15. Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates after scoring the winning goal in the third period of Tuesday night's 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild at Amalie Arena.
  16. Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois talks with reporters during a meeting at the halfway point of the NHL season on Tuesday.
  17. Brandon Hagel and the Lightning have been great at home this season, going 17-4-1. This week presents a tough challenge, as Tampa Bay hosts Minnesota, Boston and Los Angeles in its final games before the All-Star break.
  18. Rick Tocchet, pictured on the Tampa Bay bench during a 2009 game, served as head coach of the Lightning for parts of two seasons from 2008-10.
  19. Lightning defenseman Ian Cole, right, knocks Calgary Flames forward Elias Lindholm to the ice in front of goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy during the second period of Saturday's game in Calgary, Alberta.
  20. Dave Mishkin, the radio voice of the Lightning since the 2002-03 season, called every one of Steven Stamkos’ 503 regular-season and 43 postseason goals entering Saturday's game in Calgary.
  21. The Lightning's Nikita Kucherov shares a laugh with NHL Hall of Famer and former Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk, as well as Lightning founder Phil Esposito, during a Stanley Cup champions celebration in 2020.
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