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Lightning season in review player-by-player

The Tampa Bay Times takes a look at each player on the Lightning’s roster to assess the team’s season.
Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) celebrates with his team after he stops the final shooter, Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23), as the Bolts win in a shootout with a final score of 4-3.
Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) celebrates with his team after he stops the final shooter, Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23), as the Bolts win in a shootout with a final score of 4-3.
Published May 15, 2019
Updated May 24, 2019

Lightning beat writer Diana C. Nearhos and staff writer Mari Faiello will break down Tampa Bay’s season, the historic success followed historic failure, by looking at each player individually one day at a time. Find the whole series below and check back for new additions.

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DIRK SHADD | Times Tampa Bay Lightning center Cedric Paquette (13) celebrates his first period goal after beating Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) 19 seconds after the start in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Tampa.
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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18), left, celebrates his second period goal with teammate Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) against the Colorado Avalanche Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 in Tampa.
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Related: Anthony Cirelli: Consistent play belies his young age
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Lightning center J.T. Miller (10) scores to tie the game at 3 to 3 during the third period.
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Related: Ryan Callahan: This season likely marks the end of his tenure
Related: Louis Domingue: Redemption for the backup goaltender
Related: Braydon Coburn: Is the defenseman distinct enough to hold a roster spot?
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  2. In this August 2019 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays broadcaster Rich Hollenberg, left, leans in along with guest Dante Bichette, center, as fellow broadcaster Orestes Destrade, right, takes a selfie of them together during the Fox Sports Sun pregame show before the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field. DIRK SHADD   |   Times [DIRK SHADD   |   TIMES  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  3. With the net empty for the Tampa Bay Lightning, defenseman Victor Hedman (77) look on as the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates their fifth goal of the game, scored by left wing Dominik Kubalik (8) who celebrates with left wing Brandon Saad (20) as Kubalik gets a hat trick during a third period five goal rally at Amalie Arena on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 in Tampa. The Blackhawks scored five unanswered goals and beat the Lightning with a final score of 5-2. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  4. Victor Hedman poses with his new Lightning gear, personally designed by him with creators at the '47 brand. He dedicated his new look to his French bulldog, Harry. [KINSEY JANKE, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING  |  Kinsey Janke, Tampa Bay Lightning]
  5. Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  6. New Lightning center Barclay Goodrow (19) on the ice with his team during warmups before taking on the Toronto Maple Leafs at Amalie Arena on Tuesday. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  7. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Zach Bogosian (24)battles Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Zach Hyman (11) to control the puck during second period action at Amalie Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 in Tampa. 

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  9. Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) looks on as the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate their goal to go up 3-2 during second period action at Amalie Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 in Tampa.  [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  10. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak (81) in the third period overtime of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Denver. The Lightning won 4-3 in overtime. [DAVID ZALUBOWSKI  |  AP]
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