Lightning left wing Pat Maroon (14) scores a goal on Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Kevin Lankinen (32) during the third period of Sunday's win in Chicago.
Screening goaltenders played a significant role in Tampa Bay’s three-game series in Chicago.
The banner will go into the Amalie Arena rafters as the team welcomes the general public for the first time this season.
Yanni Gourde scores two goals, logs career-high four points as Tampa Bay scores six unanswered goals.
The status of the team’s top right-shot defenseman is uncertain after he took an illegal hit in the second period.


  1. Lightning left wing Pat Maroon (14) scores a goal on Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Kevin Lankinen (32) during the third period of Sunday's win in Chicago.
  2. Lightning players watch as the Stanley Cup championship banner is unveiled before the home opener against the Chicago Blackhawks in January at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
  3. Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak is hit by Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy as he skates behind the Tampa Bay net in the second period.
  4. Lightning center Yanni Gourde (37) and goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) celebrate their win against the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday in Chicago.
  5. Chicago Blackhawks goalie Malcolm Subban, right, makes a save on a shot by Tampa Bay Lightning's Brayden Point in a shootout of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Friday, March 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
  6. Lightning defenseman Jan Rutta was scratched Friday due to a lower-body injury.
  7. In this Feb. 21, 2015, photo, Jack O'Callahan, left, and Mark Pavelich of the 1980 U.S. hockey team talk during a "Relive the Miracle" reunion at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y. Pavelich died at a Minnesota treatment center for mental illness Thursday. He was 63. The cause and manner of death are pending.
  8. Three weeks shy of his 30th birthday, Ondrej Palat is on pace to set a career high in goals during a shortened 56-game regular season.
  9. The Lightning's Alex Killorn, left, reacts after scoring the game-winning goal against Chicago Blackhawks goalie Kevin Lankinen, right, and Adam Boqvist during overtime.
  10. Walter Gretzky, father of Canadian hockey player Wayne Gretzky, yells encouragement from the stands at the start of the  Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002 in Provo, Utah. Walter Gretzky has died at age 82.
  11. The Lightning will open Amalie Arena to a limited-capacity crowd of no more than 3,800 fans starting with their March 13 game against the Nashville Predators.
  12. Lightning goalteder Curtis McElhinney, left, tries to stop a shot by Florida Panthers left wing Anthony Duclair (91) during a game last month in Tampa.
  13. Linesman Pierre Racicot, left, escorts the Lightning's Brayden Point (21) to the penalty box after Point and the Stars' Andrew Cogliano fought in the third period of Tuesday's game in Dallas.
  14. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy blocks a shot made by Dallas Stars center Andrew Cogliano (11) as Mikhail Sergachev (98), Brayden Point (21) and Ondrej Palat (18) help defend on the play in the first period.
  15. Defenseman Ryan McDonagh, right, battling Chicago Blackhawks left wing Alex DeBrincat (12) in front of goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, logs the most time on the Lightning penalty kill.
  16. St. Petersburg resident Sara Fludd will receive help from the Vinik Sports Group to promote her small business, "Pop Goes the Waffle," through the new "Backing the Bay" program unveiled Monday.
  17. Lightning center Anthony Cirelli, pictured during a game earlier this season against the Blackhawks, had a goal and an assist in his return to the lineup following a six-game absence.
  18. The Lightning's Anthony Cirelli (71) celebrates his goal with Victor Hedman, center, and Steven Stamkos, as the Stars' Radek Faksa skates past during the second period Saturday at Amalie Arena.
  19. Steven Stamkos, right, races the Stars' Joel Hanley to the puck during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final in September at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta.
  20. Against the backdrop of the University of Tampa's minarets, Victor Hedman hoists the Stanley Cup during a Sept. 30 championship boat parade.
  21. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) works to keep the puck out of the net during the second period of Wednesday's victory over the Carolina Hurricanes at Amalie Arena.
  22. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak (81), goaltender Curtis McElhinney (35), and defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) battle to keep Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) from the net during first period action at Amalie Arena on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 in Tampa.