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'Recharge: Winning the Cup' to premiere Friday on FOX Sports Sun

Two hours of coverage begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 4

by Press Release @TBLightning / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 1, 2020) - FOX Sports Sun, the television home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, announced plans to bring the team's all-access, online series "Recharge" to TV with a full evening of exciting episodes set to air on Friday, Dec. 4. "Recharge," a cinematic recap of team-produced shorts, debuted last year across the Lightning's digital platforms.

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Lightning's Community Heroes get their day with the Stanley Cup

Heroes from all nine seasons of the program were invited to Amalie Arena to see the Cup up close and pose for pictures

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

The Tampa Bay Lightning's Community Heroes Program completed its ninth season in 2019-20 and has donated more than $20 million to over 750 different non-profits in the Tampa Bay community.

At each Lightning home game, a new Community Hero is honored by having their story told on Lightning Vision in front of a sellout crowd and presented with a check for $50,000 to donate to the charity of their choice.

But the value of being a Community Hero goes beyond the money and a night of recognition.

There's the ability to network and collaborate with other non-profits. There's the added credibility to the work Heroes do.

And there's a non-profit community that has blossomed because it's now connected where it was once disjointed.

On Thursday, November 19, the Lightning hosted a Heroes day with the Stanley Cup. Community Heroes from all nine seasons were invited to AMALIE Arena throughout the day to see the Cup up close and pose for pictures with it.

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Vasilevskiy's parents fly from Russia for his day with the Cup

The Lightning goaltender hosted a small party with his family, agent and Alex Volkov aboard a yacht in downtown Tampa

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

Andrei Vasilevskiy's day with the Stanley Cup last Saturday didn't go exactly as planned, which is apropos considering everybody's day with the Cup this offseason has been adjusted somewhat to account for COVID-19 protocols.

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Sergachev inks new deal with Tampa Bay

The three-year deal will keep Sergachev with the Lightning through the 2022-23 season

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

During his end-of-the-season media availability three days after winning the Stanley Cup, Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois called it a "priority" during the upcoming offseason to sign their three restricted free agents: defensemen Mikhail Sergachev and Erik Cernak and center Anthony Cirelli.

On Thanksgiving Eve, BriseBois was able lock in one of those three.

The Lightning announced a new three-year deal for Sergachev that will pay the 22-year-old blueliner an AAV of $4.8 million. Sergachev set career marks for goals (10), power-play goals (5) and plus-minus (+15) this past season and saw his average ice time jump nearly two-and-a-half minutes from 17:55 in 2018-19 to 20:20 in 2019-20.

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Lightning re-sign Mikhail Sergachev to three-year contract

Sergachev's 10 goals last season set a new career high and ranked second on the team among defensemen

by Press Release @TBLightning / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Mikhail Sergachev to a three-year contract worth $4.8-million AAV, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

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Out on the water with Stanley

For his day with the Stanley Cup, Yanni Gourde took the trophy on a five-hour cruise through Tampa Bay

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde called his day with the Stanley Cup "one of the most special days" of his life.

The Cup Keepers brought the Stanley Cup to Gourde's house at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 14 where his family as well as his wife Marie-Andree's family awaited, 14 adults and two children in all. As Gourde brought the Cup inside and sat it down on the ground, his young daughter Emma ran up to it, put her arms around the trophy and gave it a kiss.

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Dave Bishop fulfills lifelong dream as Keeper of the Cup

Dave Bishop's first year as a Keeper of the Cup is the culmination of years of fascination and persistence

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

For pretty much his entire life, Dave Bishop has been fascinated by the Stanley Cup.

And for nearly that long, he's wanted to be one of the select few people entrusted to protect the cup when it's out in public.

Bishop has known Phil Pritchard since childhood.

The two grew up in the same neighborhood in Burlington, Ontario.

Pritchard's mother was from the Lake District in England and lived across the street from Bishop's grandparents, who grew up in Wales.

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Lightning reach milestone of 200,000 meals prepared for Feeding Tampa Bay

Executive chef Waylon Nelson and his team have been preparing over 1,000 meals per week out of the Amalie Arena kitchen

by Press Release @TBLightning / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning's food and beverage partner at AMALIE Arena, Delaware North Corporation, which provides concessions, suites, premium dining and catering service to all events, announced today its milestone of 200,000 meals prepared and supplied to Feeding Tampa Bay to help those with food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lightning unveil adidas Reverse Retro jersey system

Jersey is modeled after the one the team wore in 2004, featuring the original logo and historic victory patches

by Press Release @TBLightning / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning, along with the National Hockey League and adidas, today unveiled the Reverse Retro ADIZERO Authentic jersey to be worn across the League at select games next season. It marks the first time in NHL history that all 31 teams have participated in a League-wide alternate jersey program. adidas worked closely with the NHL and each team to design a Reverse Retro jersey representing unique and historical moments in each club's history, while refreshing the color and design combination for an all-new presentation.

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First Nations heritage a point of pride for 2020 draftee Jaydon Dureau

"I think it's important to know where you come from and who you are as a person. I'm proud to be First Nations."

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

The list of Ahtahkakoop First Nation players to skate in the National Hockey League is limited to basically Fred Sasakamoose, who played 11 games with the Chicago Blackhawks during the 1953-54 season and is recognized by the Hockey Hall of Fame as the first native Canadian player in the NHL.

Tampa Bay Lightning 2020 draftee Jaydon Dureau is one of a handful of young Ahtahkakoop players working diligently to change that.

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