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Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning

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  • Goals For
    285 GF
  • Goals Against
    228 GA
  • Power Play %
    23.9 PP%
  • Penalty Kill %
    80.6 PK%
  • Penalty Mins
    901 PIM
  • Raw Charge

    Lightning Round: 25 years since Fax-Gate

    Twenty five years ago Tampa Bay Lightning founder and general manager Phil Esposito claimed he couldn’t read a fax. It was a rather blatant ploy (though not as blatant as Fernando Tatis Jr.’s “ringworm” ploy) to buy time to work out a deal to trade young center Chris Gratton for something more than the four draft picks they would receive from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for not matching the offer sheet they had signed him to earlier in the week.