Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup Betting Odds

Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup Betting Odds

Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup Betting

For the third consecutive year, the Tampa Bay Lightning made the Stanley Cup Final in 2022. However, the Bolts did not have enough to win their third straight Stanley Cup championship. Tampa Bay was outclassed 4-2 by the younger, faster, healthier Colorado Avalanche. The Lightning paid the price for their previous success. To illuminate, the salary cap took its toll on the roster. Especially in the role player category. Age and injuries were another devastating factor in the Lightning’s loss to the Avs. Yet no team in the NHL showed more heart than the Lighting. They rallied from near death against the New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. And they emptied the bag against Colorado with a full effort against a stronger team.

Tampa Bay Lightning at a Glance

2022-2023 Stanley Cup Odds: +1150 (Aug, 2022)

Eastern Conference Odds: +605 (Aug, 2022)

Last year the Tampa Bay Lightning finished with a record of 51-23-8 to finish 3rd in the Atlantic Division. Tampa Bay ranked 8th for goal scoring, 8th for power play efficiency, 6th for goals against, and 11th for penalty killing. The Lightning lost the Stanley Cup Final 4-2 to the Colorado Avalanche.

General manager Julien BriseBois has been in the Tampa Bay organization since 2010. He served under previous general manager Steve Yzerman and learned firsthand how to build a Stanley Cup champion. BriseBois had a lead role in the development of head coach Jon Cooper. Cooper was first hired by BriseBois in the American Hockey League. The dynamic duo led the Hamilton Bulldogs to the Calder Cup championship. BriseBois was elevated to general manager on September 11, 2018, when Yzerman went home to the Detroit Red Wings. He faces the ever-increasing challenge of managing the salary cap while trying to maintain a championship core on the roster.

Head coach Jon Cooper is rated as one of the best in the game. Cooper, age 54, is credited with using modern techniques on the ice and in the locker room to win over his players. His career record is 434-220-61 in the regular season and 84-55 in the playoffs.

Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy posted a .916 regular season save percentage and improved to .922 in the playoffs. He is a 4-time All-Star and was the 2019 Vezina Trophy awardee. Vasi won the 2021 Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.

Captain Steven Stamkos was drafted first overall in the 2008 NHL Draft by the Lightning. He has 481 regular season and 43 playoff goals in his career.

Tampa Bay Lightning Seasons

YEAR RECORD PLAYOFFS
2021-22 51-23-8 Lost Stanley Cup Final
2020-21 36-17-3 Won Stanley Cup
2019-20 43-21-6 Won Stanley Cup
2018-19 62-16-4 Lost First Round
2017-18 54-23-5 Lost Conference Final
2016-17 42-30-10 Did Not Qualify
2015-16 46-31-5 Lost Conference Final
2014-15 50-24-8 Lost Stanley Cup Final
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Tampa Bay Lightning History

Founded in 1992 as an expansion team with the Ottawa Senators, the Tampa Bay Lightning has emerged as one of the great rags to riches stories in the history of professional sports.

NHL Hall of Fame legend Phil Esposito founded the franchise with Japanese financing. Originally, the Bolts had to play in a small Fairgrounds arena and later the MLB Tampa Bay Rays home. There were times when it looked like the franchise would move. But Jeffrey Vinik saved the day when he bought the team. Tampa Bay now boasts a model NHL franchise. The Lightning has won three Stanley Cup championships in their history.

Jeffry Vinik runs a franchise that is the envy of nearly all professional sports teams. Tampa Bay sets the standard for community involvement and fan engagement. Most important of all, they are a perennial championship contender. The Lightning were constructed intelligently through the draft and are masterfully coached by Jon Cooper. Vinik has shown that an NHL franchise can succeed anywhere if it is run the right way.

The Lightning has won three Stanley Cup championships in their history, including 2020 and 2021. Tampa Bay has made the past three Stanley Cup Finals. Since being picked first overall in the 2008 NHL Draft, Steven Stamkos has been a foundational marquee man for the Lightning. And goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy has emerged as arguably the best in the game.

NHL Teams

Eastern Conference - Atlantic

Eastern Conference - Metropolitan

Western Conference - Central

Western Conference - Pacific

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