Even on their night off the Tampa Bay Lightning continue to win. The Tampa Bay Lightning became the first team this season to clinch a playoff berth following the Montreal Canadiens 8-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks Friday night.
Lock it in. The @TBLightning are the first to clinch a berth in the 2019 #StanleyCup Playoffs, their fifth postseason appearance in the past six seasons. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/SV4BZxHu8g— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 9, 2019
Since 2005-06, only one team has clinched a postseason berth in fewer games than the Lightning (68 GP) the Capitals (67 GP in 2009-10)
This is the Lightning’s fifth postseason appearance in the past six seasons.