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Direct Current 11: Tampa Bay Lightning Playoff Takeaways

Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup Playoffs 2018 Round 2 Progress

As we gear up for what will be a consequential, though not series-settling, game in Boston tonight, we at Friendly Kia have been glued to our TVs watching the Bolts in this post-season. Tonight, you may even catch some of us at Curtis Hixon for the road-game watch party that Riverfest is doing. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Extra Time 1: Tampa Bay is our Ride or (Row)Die Club!

2018 Tampa Bay Rowdies Season Preview and Progress

At Friendly Kia, we love local sports! Whether it’s the Lightning’s surge through the Stanley Cup playoffs (ignoring last night’s game), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sometimes showing up to play football or the Rays and their unnecessarily-domed stadium, we’re all about the community behind local athletics here in Tampa Bay. Don’t believe us? Check out our other featurettes: Read the rest of this entry >>

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Direct Current 7: 7 Great Moments in Tampa Bay Lightning History

Tampa Bay Lightning Greatest Hits

At Friendly Kia, it’s no secret that we’re HUGE Bolts fans. Having finished in the middle of the Atlantic Division last year, the Lightning is a team that has been surprising the entire NHL this season. At the time of this blog’s publication, the Lightning sits atop the entire NHL with 96 points from 67 games and an astonishing goal difference of 59. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Direct Current 6: 6 Weeks to Stanley Cup Glory

Tampa Bay Lightning News February 21, 2018

We’re between six and seven weeks from the beginning of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and things are getting a lot sweatier at the top. At the time of this blog post’s publication, the Tampa Bay Lightning are still sitting on top of the NHL for points scored, wins, goals scored and goal difference.

That’s only part of the story, however, as Boston has recently been surging and is within a point of the Bolts with two games in hand on them. Across the continental divide, Nashville’s win streak has propelled them to the top of the Central Division, while Las Vegas’ loss keeps them below us by only one point. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Direct Current 5: Checking In On the Tampa Bay Lighting

Tampa Bay Lightning News February 2018

Sometimes when you’re told not to panic, it means somebody is just trying to calm you down and the sensible thing to do is to panic. Last time we caught up with the Lightning, we were in “don’t panic” mode but we were also unsure whether that meant “they’re still looking strong,” or it meant “everything is going poorly and we want to pretend otherwise.” Read the rest of this entry >>