Lightning tie NHL record for most wins in a season

With a 6-3 victory over the Bruins on Saturday, the Lightning created a piece of history by tying the NHL’s record for most wins during the regular season.

Tampa Bay now has 62 wins to tie the 1995-96 Red Wings team and leaving many wondering if this is the best regular-season team in the league’s history.

With the historic feat, the Lightning racked up impressive stats throughout their historic 2018-19 campaign.

Take a look at five stunning numbers form Tampa Bay’s regular season (via ESPN):

  • Tampa Bay ranks second all-time in the NHL with 30 road wins. The team is behind only the 2005-06 Red Wings, who had 31. 
  • The Lightning’s 21 points ahead of the second-place Flames and Bruins marks the widest gap between first- and second-place overall teams since the 1995-96 season where the Red Wings finished 27 points ahead of the Avalanche. 
  • Tampa Bay became the second team in league history, behind the 1983-84 Oilers, to have four different win streaks of seven games or more in a single season. 
  • The Lightning averaged 3.96 goals per game, which is the highest in the NHL since 1996. 
  • With 29 come-from behind wins, Tampa Bay set a new record. The Capitals held the previous mark with 28.