The 2020 Stanley Cup winners start up their season once again. New players have joined, and old players have left, which will determine the future for the Tampa Bay Lightning and if they can, once again, win the Stanley Cup.
With COVID-19 still being a major concern worldwide, this NHL season will be very different than what fans and players are used to. As more and more people continue to get COVID-19, games will be postponed, and fans will not be able to attend any games. Additionally, Canadian teams have decided to create their own division for the safety of the players.
This season, the Tampa Bay Lightning will be playing against everyone in the Central Division, which includes Chicago, Columbus, Florida, Dallas, Detroit, Carolina, and Nashville.
The start of the season had a great look onto the Tampa Bay Lightning. The first game on Wednesday, Jan. 13 the Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-1. The second game on Friday, Jan. 15 against the Blackhawks was another win for the Lightning, placing them at the top of the standings in the Central Division.
With two straight wins for the Tampa Bay Lightning, there’s already a good outlook to what could be the possibilities of the future this season. Once again, the cup could come home to Tampa Bay. Their third game is Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7:00 p.m. against the Columbus Blue jackets.