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                        ***** Tampa Bay Lightning *****
 
  Team Founded: 1992
  Team History: 1992-Present - Tampa Bay Lightning
 
  Team Colors: Black, Blue, Silver & White
 
  Arena Address: Tampa Bay Times Forum
                 401 Channel Side Drive
                 Tampa, FL 33602
                 (813) 301-6871 fax (813) 301-1480
 
  Opened: October 1996
  First Official Game: October 20, 1996, 5-2 win over the New York Rangers.
  Capacity: 19,738
 
  Ownership Group: Absolute Hockey Enterprises/Oren Koules
  CEO: Tom Wilson
  President: Ron Campbell
  General Manager: Steve Yzerman
  Head Coach: Jon Cooper
 
                            Coaching History:
 
  Term               Coach                       Reg.Season     Playoff
  1992-1997          Terry Crisp                 142-204-45      2- 4
                     (Fired after 11 games into the 1997-98 Season)
                     Rick Patterson                0-  6
                     (Interim head coach for six games of 1997-98 season)
                     Jacques Demers               15- 42- 8
                     (Interim head coach for final 65 games of 1997-98 season)
  1998-1999          Jacques Demers               19- 54- 9
  1999-2001          Steve Ludzik                 31- 74-14
  2001-2008          John Tortorella             251-262-61     24-21
  2008-2008          Barry Melrose                 5-  7- 4
                     (Fired after 16 games in 2008-09 season)
  2008-2010          Rick Tocchet                 53- 69- 26
  2010-2013          Guy Boucher                  97- 78- 20    11- 7
                     (Fired after 31 games in 2012-13 season)
                     Martin Raymond & Dan Lacroix  0-  1
                     (Interim head coaches for 1 game in 2012-13 season)
  2013-present       Jon Cooper                   51- 35-  6     0- 4
 
  Retired Numbers: None
 
  Lightning in the Hall of Fame: None
 
                            Yearly Records:
 
                        Reg. Season                     Playoffs
  Year    Location    W   L  T  OL PTS  Pos   Div      W  L  PCT.
  ------------------------------------------------------------------
  1992-93 Tampa Bay  23  54  7      53   (6)  Norris
  1993-94 Tampa Bay  30  43 11      71   (7)  Atl
  1994-95 Tampa Bay* 17  28  3      37   (6)  Atl
  1995-96 Tampa Bay  38  32 12      88   (5)  Atl      2  4  .333
  1996-97 Tampa Bay  32  40 10      74   (6)  Atl
  1997-98 Tampa Bay  17  55 10      44   (7)  Atl
  1998-99 Tampa Bay  19  54  9      47   (4)  S/East
  1999-00 Tampa Bay  19  47  9   7  54   (4)  S/East
  2000-01 Tampa Bay  24  47  6   5  59   (5)  S/East
  2001-02 Tampa Bay  27  40 11   4  69   (3)  S/East
  2002-03 Tampa Bay  36  25 16   5  93   (1)  S/East   5  6  .454
  2003-04 Tampa Bay  46  22  8   6 106   (1)  S/East  16  7  .695 Champions
  2004-05 Tampa Bay Season Cancelled
 
                          Reg. Season                   Playoffs
  Year    Location      W   L OTL  PTS  Pos   Div      W  L  PCT.
  ---------------------------------------------------------------
  2005-06 Tampa Bay    43  33   6   92  (2)  S/East    1  4  .200
  2006-07 Tampa Bay    44  33   5   93  (2)  S/East    2  4  .333
  2007-08 Tampa Bay    31  42   9   71  (5)  S/East
  2008-09 Tampa Bay    24  40  18   66  (5)  S/East
  2009-10 Tampa Bay    34  36  12   80  (4)  S/East
  2010-11 Tampa Bay    46  25  11  103  (2)  S/East   11  7  .611
  2011-12 Tampa Bay    38  36   8   84  (3)  S/East
  2012-13 Tampa Bay*   18  26   4   40  (4)  S/East
  2013-14 Tampa Bay    36  27   9  101  (2)  Atl       0  4  .000
 
  * Lockout-Shortened Season
 
  Overall Regular Season Record: 642 - 785 - 109 - 112
  Overall Post Season Record:     37 -  36 (.507)
 
 
 
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