The numbers of the Tampa Bay Lightning team during the 2018/19 regular season tells an exciting story. The points and wins in the standings bring them into the conversation as the best team in the history of the NHL. The statistics for the offensive team makes them a juggernaut. The accomplishments on an individual level will provide tons of NHL Awards during the summer. However, the most significant number is undoubtedly the salary cap at $79.5 million which the franchise has managed to construct underneath the name for several seasons. With that in mind, let’s take a look at other surprising numbers for Tampa Bay Lightning.
With a total of 62 victories, Tampa Bay is currently tied with the Red Wings from the 1995/96 season for the team with the most regular season wins in the history of the NHL. Their incredible 30 road victories are second in the NHL of all time, placing them behind the Detroit Red Wings during the 2005/06 season with 31.
With a .780 in points percentage, Tampa Bay has the second highest rate for a regular season, placing them just behind the Detroit Red Wings during the 1995/96 season with .799. This makes it the 5th-best in the history of the NHL for a team that has played at least 80 matches.
Tampa Bay is also 21 points ahead of Calgary Flames who are currently in second place. This is considered the widest gap between second and first place teams since the Red Wings from the 1995/96 season who managed to finish 27 points ahead of the second place team, Colorado Avalanche.
Tampa Bay Lightning is only the second team in the history of the NHL to post four different winning streaks of 7 matches or more during a single regular season.
Tampa Bay managed to finish with a plus-103 goal differential which is the second-highest in the last two decades. The Senators during the 2005/06 season is the only NHL team with a higher rate. Tampa Bay’s 3.96 goals per match are the highest in the National Hockey League since 1996.
There is a total of 37 matches this season where Tampa Bay managed to score 5 or more goals. This is considered the most goals by an NHL team since Pittsburgh Penguins during the 1995/96 season with 41.
There is a total of 19 matches this season where Tampa Bay has managed to score 6 or more goals. This is considered the most goals by an NHL team since Pittsburgh Penguins during the 1995/96 season with 26.
Tampa Bay had trailed behind when they entered the third period a total of 21 times during the regular season which is the fewest in the National Hockey League and the fewest since the Boston Bruins during the 2008/09 season with 17.
This gives you a better perspective of just how sensational Tampa Bay Lightning has been in recent years.