The Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning are set to face-off in the first ever Stanley Cup Playoffs rendition of the Battle of Florida. The Panthers will have home-ice advantage against the defending Stanley Cup Champions, finishing with four more points in the regular season. Each team will have its work cut out for them if they want to move on to the second round.
It was not the matchup Phoenix Rising FC envisioned with Tampa Bay Rowdies, falling 2-1 Saturday in Tampa Bay The two 2020 United Soccer League champions were on target for a delayed championship game last November when league officials cancelled the game. The league reported multiple Rowdies personnel tested positive for COVID-19, leading to the abrupt end of the season.
On Friday afternoon, the Syracuse Crunch’ general manager Stacy Roest announced that the Tampa Bay Lightning and Ben Groulx have agreed on the terms of a new contract and Groulx will return as the Crunch’s head coach for the 2021-22 season [SyracuseCrunch.com] “We are excited to agree to a new contract and have Ben Groulx return as head coach of the Syracuse Crunch,” Roest said. Over the past five seasons, Ben has proven to be a key part of our organization.