The NHL Network, as part of a special series which honors the Stanley Cup championship teams of the last 35 years, will air the decisive Game Seven contest of the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Calgary Flames on Friday, August 13, at 9 p.m.
Included in its summer programming line-up, the NHL Network has unveiled a commemorative series exclusively for fans, which allows them to relive all the heroics, heartbreaking moments and magical memories of each Stanley Cup-clinching game of the last 35 years. Every weekday throughout July and August, fans may tune in to catch the decisive games of seasons past during the NHL Network series, “Raising the Cup: 35 Years of Stanley Cup Clinchers, 1975-2010.” Each Stanley Cup-clinching game featured in the series is shown in its entirety and includes footage of the full Stanley Cup presentation, Conn Smythe Trophy presentation and subsequent post-game celebration.
Fans will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite games by logging onto www.nhlnetwork.com throughout the month. The top five choices, as voted on by the fans, will air a second time from August 23 to August 27 as “Fan Choice Encores.”
On June 7, 2004, the Tampa Bay Lightning, led by captain Dave Andreychuk along with superstars Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier, defeated the Calgary Flames 2-1 in front of a sellout crowd of over 20,000 at the St. Pete Times Forum to earn the first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.