Tampa Bay Lightning championship boat parade sails through Tampa

The Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup championship parade wrapped up after sailing through downtown Tampa. Tens of thousands of Bolts fans hit the Tampa Riverwalk to celebrate the home team’s back-to-back Stanley Cup wins, though Mother Nature ultimately crashed the party.

Kucherov scores, Lightning top Sabres 3-2 in Sweden

Nikita Kucherov got the Tampa Bay Lightning off to a fast start in Sweden.   Kucherov scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 20 saves to help Tampa Bay beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Friday night in the first of their two regular-season games in the Swedish capital.

Kucherov's goal, assist help Lightning beat Panthers 5-2

The Lightning tied the NHL record with 62 wins last season, yet failed to win a single game in the playoffs, where they were swept in the first round by Bobrovsky and the Columbus Blue Jackets. The team opened this season with a 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.