Tampa Bay Lightning Playoff History

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Franchise Overview

31 16 3
Seasons Made Playoffs Championships

Past 10 Seasons (2015 - 2024)

60.7% 9 18 2
Winning Percentage Made Playoffs Playoff Series Wins Championships

Championship Years

2004, 2020, 2021

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Tampa Bay Lightning Playoff Results

Year Record Result
2024 45-29-8 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2023 46-30-6 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2022 51-23-8 Lost Final (Won 3 Rounds)
2021 36-17-3 Won Final
2020 43-21-6 Won Final
2019 62-16-4 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2018 54-23-5 Lost Conference Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
2017 42-30-10 Missed Playoffs
2016 46-31-5 Lost Conference Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
2015 50-24-8 Lost Stanley Cup Final (Won 3 Rounds)
2014 46-27-9 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2013 18-26-4 Missed Playoffs
2012 38-36-8 Missed Playoffs
2011 46-25-11 Lost Conference Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
2010 34-36-12 Missed Playoffs
2009 24-40-18 Missed Playoffs
2008 31-42-9 Missed Playoffs
2007 44-33-5 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2006 43-33-6 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2004 46-22-8-6 Won Stanley Cup Final
2003 36-25-16-5 Lost Conference Semi-Finals (Won 1 Round)
2002 27-40-11-4 Missed Playoffs
2001 24-47-6-5 Missed Playoffs
2000 19-47-9-7 Missed Playoffs
1999 19-54-9 Missed Playoffs
1998 17-55-10 Missed Playoffs
1997 32-40-10 Missed Playoffs
1996 38-32-12 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1995 17-28-3 Missed Playoffs
1994 30-43-11 Missed Playoffs
1993 23-54-7 Missed Playoffs

Tampa Bay Lightning History

Overview

The Tampa Bay Lightning have played a total of 31 seasons. Their first season was in 1993, and their most recent season was in 2024.

Have the Tampa Bay Lightning gone by any other names?

No, the Tampa Bay Lightning have been known by that name since 1993.

What division do the Tampa Bay Lightning play in?

The Tampa Bay Lightning currently play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the best start to a Lightning season?

The best start to a Lightning season was the 2003-04 Tampa Bay Lightning, who started the season 6-0. The second best starts to a Lightning season was the 2002-03 Tampa Bay Lightning, the 2007-08 Tampa Bay Lightning, the 2010-11 Tampa Bay Lightning, the 2015-16 Tampa Bay Lightning, the 2016-17 Tampa Bay Lightning and the 2020-21 Tampa Bay Lightning, who all started the season with 3 wins.

What was the worst start to a Lightning season?

The worst start to a Lightning season was the 2008-09 Tampa Bay Lightning, who started the season at 0-5. The second worst starts to a Lightning season was the 1993-94 Tampa Bay Lightning, the 2001-02 Tampa Bay Lightning and the 2009-10 Tampa Bay Lightning, who all started the season with 3 losses.

When was the last time the Lightning were in the playoffs?

The Tampa Bay Lightning last made the playoffs in 2024, when they lost the First Round. They've been in the playoffs a total of 16 times in their 31 seasons.

When was the last time the Lightning missed the playoffs?

The Tampa Bay Lightning last missed the playoffs in 2017.

When was the last time the Lightning won a playoff series?

In 2022, the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Rangers in the Conference Finals.

When was the last time the Lightning lost a playoff series?

In 2024, the Tampa Bay Lightning lost to the Florida Panthers in the First Round.

What years did the Lightning make the Stanley Cup Finals?

The Tampa Bay Lightning have appeared in the Stanley Cup Finals 5 times, in 2004, 2015, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

How many Stanley Cups have the Lightning won?

The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup Finals 3 times, in 2004, 2020 and 2021.

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