Lightning reach rare NHL milestone with Senators win
The Tampa Bay Lightning celebrated a rare milestone thanks to Monday's 5-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators.
Tampa Bay became only the third NHL team ever to record 60 wins in a season.
The Lightning join the Detroit Red Wings, who completed the feat in 1995-96, and the Montreal Canadiens (1976-77).
Tampa Bay improved to 60-15-4 for the season following the win. They have just three regular-season games remaining.
The @TBLightning are the third team in NHL history to reach the 60-win mark in a season, joining the Red Wings in 1995-96 (62-13-7, 131 points) and Canadiens in 1976-77 (60-8-12, 132 points). https://t.co/lPGHEyLceq#NHLStats#TBLvsOTTpic.twitter.com/p7UKaAUD2B— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 2, 2019
The Lightning clinched the top seed in the Atlantic Division on March 18, and earned the Presidents' Trophy – awarded to the NHL team that finish with the most points in the regular season.