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Posted September 29, 2020 | 8:00 AM

5 Reasons We Love the Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning are winners of the 2020 Stanley Cup finals

The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars, 2-0, on Monday September 28.

Here are five things that make us proud to be called #Boltsborough:

  1. After more than 25 seasons, the Lightning have become one of the most talented teams in the NHL, and have transformed Hillsborough County and Tampa Bay into an avid hockey market.

  2. O captain! My captain! Lightning Captain Steven Stamkos is one of the most talented and popular players in the NHL.

  3. In 2018, all eyes were on #Boltsborough when the Lightning and Amalie Arena hosted the 2018 NHL All-Star weekend. Hockey fans and visitors from around the world had e a first-class experience as they enjoyed everything our community had to offer - from warm weather and sunshine to attractions and dining.

  4. Hockey legend Vinny Lecavalier was the second Bolt to have his number retired by the Lightning. Having spent 14 seasons here in Tampa Bay, Lecavalier played in more Lightning games than any other player, scored 407 goals for the team, and brought home a Stanley Cup in 2004. Off the ice, Lecavalier has supported many local charities and organizations, including donating $3 million to help found the pediatric cancer and blood disorder center at John's Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

  5. Lecavalier isn't the only Bolt that's making investments in local charities and organizations. Since 2011, the Lightning Community Heroes Program has honored more than 250 community heroes, giving millions to charities in the Tampa Bay area. 

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