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Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a save on Florida Panthers center Carter Verhaeghe (23) as Jan Rutta (44) defends during Game 4 of their second-round playoff series in May at Amalie Arena.
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  1. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a save on Florida Panthers center Carter Verhaeghe (23) as Jan Rutta (44) defends during Game 4 of their second-round playoff series in May at Amalie Arena.
  2. Defenseman Darren Raddysh (43) works to keep forward Gage Goncalves from in front of the net during training camp in September at TGH Ice Plex in Brandon. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy is pictured at left.
  3. Lightning players, from left, Steven Stamkos, Luke Schenn and Victor Hedman spray champagne while celebrating with the Stanley Cup during the 2020 boat parade in Tampa.
  4. This cannot be the end for Pat Maroon (14) Steven Stamkos (91) and Ondrej Palat (18). They fell two victories shy in the Stanley Cup final against Colorado, but there's enough left in the tank for the Lightning to make another run in 2023.
  5. Want to know how much Lightning forward Nick Paul likes being in Florida? Check out his hat.
  6. Lightning center Brayden Point addresses the media during exit interviews Tuesday at Amalie Arena.
  7. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy blocks a shot on goal during the second period of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final Sunday at Amalie Arena.
  8. Lightning right wing Corey Perry came out on the wrong end of the Stanley Cup final for the third consecutive season.
  9. Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) chases down Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar (8) in the first period of Game 6 on Sunday night.
  10. Tampa Bay Lightning players look as the Colorado Avalanche celebrate their Stanley Cup win after Game 6 on Sunday in Tampa.
  11. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) and center Steven Stamkos (91) console each other after losing the Stanley Cup final to the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.
  12. The Lightning and Avalanche shake hands after Colorado's 2-1 win in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final Sunday at Amalie Arena.
  13. Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his first-period goal during Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final Sunday at Amalie Arena.
  14. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, center, watches the puck during the second period against the Avalanche in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final Sunday.
  15. The Colorado Avalanche celebrate their 2-1 win over the Lightning to win the Stanley Cup Sunday at Amalie Arena.
  16. Lightning center Brayden Point hasn't played since Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final against Colorado.
  17. Lightning defenseman, from left, Ryan McDonagh (27), Erik Cernak (81) and Mikhail Sergachev (98) watch from the bench during Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final Friday in Denver.
  18. Staying on top of Colorado star forward Nathan MacKinnon, as defenseman Zach Bogosian tried to do in Game 5 Friday night, has been crucial to Tampa Bay's success in recent games in the Stanley Cup final.
  19. The Lightning know returning home to Amalie Arena Sunday for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final is no guarantee of success.
  20. Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91), top right, and left wing Ondrej Palat (18) celebrate Palat’s third-period game-winning goal in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final on Friday night.
  21. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy blocks a shot on goal as Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) and Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) look on during the second period Friday night in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final.
  22. Lightning right wing Corey Perry (10) and center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrate a second-period goal by right wing Nikita Kucherov (86).
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