The Lightning will increase the seating capacity of Amalie Arena to 37 percent — approximately 7,000 fans — for the team’s upcoming first-round playoff series.
Tickets for home playoff games will go on sale starting Wednesday morning.
The tight end showed some impressive skating ability.
The captain, who missed almost the entirety of last year’s postseason run, last played April 8.
Tampa Bay is undefeated when leading after two periods. The last two teams to do that won the Cup,


  1. The Washington Capitals' Garnet Hathaway (21) fights with New York Rangers' Phillip Di Giuseppe (33) during the first period Wednesday in New York.
  2. Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn (17) shakes off Dallas Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4) and beats goaltender Jake Oettinger (29) to score a goal as the Lightning go up 2-1 during second period action at Amalie Arena on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in Tampa.
  3. The New York Rangers fired president John Davidson and general manager Jeff Gorton on Wednesday, according to multiple published reports.
  4. The Lightning will increase the seating capacity of Amalie Arena to 37 percent — approximately 7,000 fans — for the team’s upcoming first-round playoff series.
  5. The Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson (43) takes a roughing penalty against the New York Rangers' Artemi Panarin (10) during a game Monday in New York.
  6. Bucs tight end Rob Gronkowski skated with the Lightning toward the end of Tuesday's practice. More content of his visit will be released next week on his YouTube channel, The Gronks.
  7. Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, who hasn't played since April, was back on the ice Tuesday for practice.
  8. Brayden Point and the Lightning are 25-0-0 when leading after two periods this season. They were 10-0-0 when carrying a lead into the third during last year's run to the Stanley Cup.
  9. Lightning center Blake Coleman celebrates his goal against the Red Wings with right-wing Barclay Goodrow during the first period Sunday in Detroit.
  10. Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Christopher Gibson (33) celebrates with center Alex Barre-Boulet (60) after a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in an NHL hockey game Sunday, May 2, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
  11. Detroit Red Wings goaltender Thomas Greiss (29) stops Lightning center Brayden Point (21) during the first period.
  12. Erik Cernak and his fellow Lightning defensemen played well with and without the puck in the third period of Thursday's 3-0 win over Dallas.
  13. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) celebrates his game-wining overtime goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets Sunday at Amalie Arena.
  14. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy was at his best in the second period Thursday night against the Stars.
  15. Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak takes down Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy as the two players fight in the second period Tuesday in Chicago.
  16. The Lightning's Brayden Point scores past Blackhawks goaltender Malcolm Subban as Riley Stillman also defends during the second period Tuesday night in Chicago.
  17. Cardboard cutouts of fans are displayed in the seats before an NHL hockey game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Toronto Maple Leafs earlier this month in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  18. A sign welcomes back fans amid the coronavirus pandemic as the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks warm up before a game earlier this month in Los Angeles.
  19. They may be currently chasing the Panthers and Hurricanes in the division, but the Lightning have been winning at a ridiculous pace for a very long time. It's not hard to imagine more celebrations such as this in the near future.
  20. Lightning center Alex Barre-Boulet (60) celebrates as he scores his first career NHL goal to tie the score at 3-3 against the Columbus Blue Jackets during third-period action Sunday at Amalie Arena.
  21. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) shoots and scores beating Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (90) for the game wining overtime goal as the Bolts win 4-3 at Amalie Arena, on Sunday, April 25, 2021 in Tampa.