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TAMPA, FL - MAY 19: Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates with his teammates Steven Stamkos #91 and J.T. Miller #10 after defeating the Washington Capitals in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 19, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Washington Capitals with a score of 3 to 2. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

This is no surprise… The Tampa Bay Lightning is the best team in the NHL.

On Monday night, the Bolts locked up the Presidents’ Trophy as regular-season champions for the first time.

If you aren’t sure what the Presidents’ Trophy is, it is the award that goes to the team that finishes with the most points during the NHL regular season for that year. Don’t under estimate our Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Lightning needed only 73 games to clinch the league’s best record — the second-fastest clinch in league history. (The 1995-1996 Detroit Red Wings only needed 71 games.)

Those who believe in curses and external forces may see the Presidents’ Trophy as a bad omen for the Lightning, as the regular-season champs have gone on to win the Stanley Cup just one time in the past decade (2012-2013 Chicago Blackhawks). In fact, in four of the past five seasons the Presidents’ Trophy winner has failed to reach the conference final in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

This is not good but I still believe the Lightning will bring home the Stanley Cup.

Thats not the only thing that happened during last nights game. Steven Stamkos scored his 384 goal, beating Vinny Lecavalier franchise record. Go Stammer!

In the past couple of years, the Tampa Bay Lightning have made it pretty far during the postseason, reaching the conference final three times, including one Stanley Cup Final appearance, in the past four years. Sadly, none of those ended with the Stanley Cup coming home to Tampa.

Now on to the Playoffs…

Go Bolts!

[Source: CBS SPORTS]