The Tampa Bay Lighting are the hottest team in the NHL right now.
They’re playing in the Stanley Cup Final and they’ve already clinched the Presidents Trophy.
The Lightning have already played in the Presidents Cup Final, losing to the New York Rangers in seven games.
The Bolts are also on the brink of their first title in franchise history.
But, for now, the Lightning are just another piece of the puzzle, one that makes the entire process that much sweeter.
It’s hard to explain how much this season has changed for the Lightning.
After the franchise’s best year to date in 2016-17, they were one of the few teams left that didn’t have a Stanley Cup trophy in their locker room.
Now they have one and it’s a piece of history.
Here’s a look at five things you need to know about the 2017-18 season.1.
The Tampa Lightning are a bona fide Stanley Cup contenderThe Lightning will make their third straight postseason appearance this season, with the last two coming in the Western Conference finals.
They haven’t lost a game since October 1, but that streak ended in February with the Western conference finals loss to the Anaheim Ducks.
After the team’s run of good fortune in 2016, the Bolts looked like a contender in 2017-2018.
After going 0-4-1 during the regular season, the team improved its record to 8-3-0 in their first 11 games of the postseason.
That was enough to secure the top spot in the Eastern Conference standings.
After a three-game losing streak in the opening round, the Lighting returned home to host the defending Stanley Cup champions in a thriller on Tuesday night.
They also faced off against the Montreal Canadiens, who went on to win the series, 4-3.
The series ended in a 2-2 tie.
The Lightning had a 4-1 lead in the third period and the game ended with the Bolits leading 4-2.
It’s the first time the Lightning have lost in the first round since 1997-98, when they were eliminated by the Edmonton Oilers in seven.2.
Marigolds are one of those things that make a team betterEvery year, we look at a team’s performance in the regular-season and think about who was the best player on the ice.
Marigs are another way to look at performance.
Marags, which are small, white and green beads, are used by collectors and have a particular history in the hockey community.
They were originally sold as novelty jewelry in the late 1990s by the New Jersey-based Marigola Corporation.
They have a lot of collectors.
They’re a big part of the story of the Lightning’s resurgence this season.
The team is 4-0-1 in the Marigod series this season and are on a roll after winning three of four games.
They’ve won three of their last four games and are now in the final spot in their division.
This year’s series will be played on Thursday, March 31, in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The game will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Live Extra.
The series will also be shown on the NHL Network on Wednesday, March 26, from 7 p.m. to 9 p..m., and on NBCSN at 6 p.