The Tampa Bay Lightning have the chance to make some remarkable NHL history this season, should they manage to run the table en route to their third consecutive Stanley Cup Finals victory. No team in the history of the league has achieved the remarkable feat, and it’s easy to see why. Still, the Lightning have a real chance at pulling off the previously unattainable, and the whole team will be locked in knowing exactly what’s at stake.
Tampa Bay is set for a first-round matchup with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The matchup won’t be easy by any stretch of the imagination. They’ll be up against the league’s top goalscorer in Auston Matthews, who could potentially win the Hart Trophy, as well as his elite linemate in Mitch Marner. Those two will keep the likes of Victor Hedman and Ryan McDonagh busy throughout the series.
The Lightning boast their own offensive prowess, too, and will look to ride the hot hand of Steven Stamkos to victory against Toronto. With Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point both capable of changing the game with a single shot on net, it’s hard to count Tampa Bay out for even a minute.
With all that in mind, here are three reasons the Lightning will win the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup and complete the historic three-peat.
3 Reasons Lightning Will Win 2022 Stanley Cup
3. Playoff Experience