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See the Lightning Stanley Cup victory unfold over Tampa Bay Times front pages

Relive the Tampa Bay Lightning’s momentous second championship win in franchise history.
Front pages show the Tampa Bay Lightning's journey to becoming the 2020 Stanley Cup champions.
Front pages show the Tampa Bay Lightning's journey to becoming the 2020 Stanley Cup champions. [ Times ]
Published Sept. 29, 2020

The wait is finally over, Tampa Bay.

The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars 2-0 in Game 6 Monday night, becoming Stanley Cup champions for the second time in franchise history.

Want to own the historic front page announcing the Lightning’s 2020 Stanley Cup victory? A poster is coming to Sunday’s Tampa Bay Times newspaper. We’re also publishing a hardcover collector’s book to celebrate the Tampa Bay Lightning’s one-of-a-kind championship season.

Follow along with the ups and downs of the Stanley Cup final by looking at our newspaper front pages from the past few weeks.

Lightning advance to the Stanley Cup championship on Sept. 17

The front page of the Tampa Bay Times on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 as the Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the Stanley Cup final.
The front page of the Tampa Bay Times on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 as the Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the Stanley Cup final. [ Times ]

Game 1: Final kicks off with a 4-1 loss for the Lightning Sept. 19

The Tampa Bay Times sports section front on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, after the Lightning lost the first game of the Stanley Cup final.
The Tampa Bay Times sports section front on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, after the Lightning lost the first game of the Stanley Cup final. [ Times ]

Game 2: The Lightning bounce back on Sept. 21 to beat the Stars 3-2

The front page of the Tampa Bay Times on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020.
The front page of the Tampa Bay Times on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. [ Times ]

Game 3: Another victory for the Lightning on Sept. 23

The front page of the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.
The front page of the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. [ Times ]

Game 4: Lightning beats the Dallas Stars 5-4 in overtime on Sept. 25

The front of the sports section of the Tampa Bay Times on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 after the Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars 5-4 in overtime during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals.
The front of the sports section of the Tampa Bay Times on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 after the Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars 5-4 in overtime during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals. [ Times ]

Game 5: The Lightning lose during overtime on Sept. 26

The front page of the Tampa Bay Times on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 after the Lightning lost Game 5.
The front page of the Tampa Bay Times on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 after the Lightning lost Game 5. [ Times ]
The sports section of the Tampa Bay Times on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020.
The sports section of the Tampa Bay Times on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. [ Times ]
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Game 6: On Sept. 28, Lightning are the Stanley Cup champions

The front page of the Tampa Bay Times' e-newspaper on Sept. 29, 2020. The historic front page will be reprinted in the Sunday, Oct. 4 print edition.
The front page of the Tampa Bay Times' e-newspaper on Sept. 29, 2020. The historic front page will be reprinted in the Sunday, Oct. 4 print edition. [ Tampa Bay Times ]
The front page of the Tampa Bay Times on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, the morning after the Lightning's Stanley Cup victory.
The front page of the Tampa Bay Times on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, the morning after the Lightning's Stanley Cup victory. [ Times ]
The Tampa Bay Times sports section on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, the day after the Lightning won the Stanley Cup for the second time in franchise history.
The Tampa Bay Times sports section on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, the day after the Lightning won the Stanley Cup for the second time in franchise history. [ Times ]