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Tampa Bay Lightning visit the White House, finally

The Tampa Bay Lightning are finally visiting the White House to celebrate their back-to-back Stanley Cup wins with President Biden!

The time is right for the Bolts to celebrate their 2020 and 2021 victories.  The Lightning also won in 2004, but an NHL lockout prevented the team from visiting the White House even back then.

The White House announced Friday, it will welcome  the Tampa Bay Lightning to the White House on Monday, April 25.

A news release from the White House said the team will celebrate on the South Lawn in Washington, D.C.

The Lightning are not the first team representing Tampa Bay to visit the White House.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers along with QB Tom Brady were invited to celebrate their 2020 Super Bowl victory with the newly elected Biden in 2021.

The Lightning are 1-of-7 lucky teams to take home Lord Stanley’s Cup in back-to-back years.

The Bolts won it in 2020 after the NHL season, which was suspended due the COVID-19 pandemic, resumed.

The Lightning made the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the east. All the games were held in the “hub cities” of Toronto and Edmonton with no fans.

Meanwhile, The Lightning ended the Panthers’ franchise-record 13-game winning streak after an 8-4 victory in Sunrise.

Nikita Kucherov had two goals and three assists for Tampa, which won its third straight. The Bolts currently sit three points ahead of Boston for third place in the Atlantic Division. The Lightning host Columbus tomorrow. The Panthers visit Boston tomorrow.