4 Former Lightning Making an Impact in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs
While the Tampa Bay Lightning wait to see who their opponents will be in the Eastern Conference Final, there are some former Lightning that are still alive in the playoffs and are playing significant roles for their teams. There are two fewer former players that they will have to worry about, as the Florida Panthers Carter Verhaeghe and Radko Gudas were eliminated by the Lightning. However, there are still a handful of players who have a connection to the Lightning that are still in the playoffs, with the possibility that they could face their old team in the near future. Barclay Goodrow had a setback from a believed fractured foot suffered in Game 1 of the NHL Playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The 29-year-old had a great first season with the Rangers after a trade and sign in the summer. Coleman had an excellent regular season, scoring 16 goals and recording 33 points, to go along with 163 hits and 44 blocked shots. Coleman netted back-to-back Cup wins with the Lightning after he came to the club at the 2019-20 trade deadline in a deal with the New Jersey Devils on February 16, 2020. Even though he did not play for the Lightning, DeAngelo was selected 19th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, and he signed a three-year, entry-level contract later that year.
Despite his antics, DeAngelo had a big part in a record-setting offensive season for the Hurricanes’ Defensive corps. Even though Domingue and the Pittsburgh Penguins were eliminated by the Rangers in round one, he made quite a splash due to the manner in which he was forced into action and stepped up for his team. Related: Jon Cooper’s Jack Adams Snub Ignores His Role in Lightning’s Success The Lightning have been able to maintain a fairly consistent roster over the past years without a great deal of turnover.
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