Quiz On NHL - Tampa Bay Lightning

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  • 1. 

    The Tampa Bay Lightning played their first NHL game at the site of what event in Florida?

    • A.

      Miss Florida Pageant

    • B.

      Farm Show

    • C.

      State Fair

    • D.

      State Olympics

    Correct Answer
    C. State Fair
    Explanation
    The Tampa Bay Lightning played their first NHL game at the site of the State Fair in Florida. This suggests that the State Fair venue was used for hosting the team's inaugural game.

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  • 2. 

    Which team did the Tampa Bay Lightning defeat 7-3 in the first game they ever played?

    • A.

      New York Rangers

    • B.

      Ottawa Senators

    • C.

      Philadelphia Flyers

    • D.

      Chicago Blackhawks

    Correct Answer
    D. Chicago Blackhawks
    Explanation
    In their first ever game, the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Chicago Blackhawks with a score of 7-3.

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  • 3. 

    Which member of the Tampa Bay Lightning scored four goals in the franchise's first game?

    • A.

      Chris Kontos

    • B.

      Brian Bradley

    • C.

      Bob Beers

    • D.

      John Tucker

    Correct Answer
    A. Chris Kontos
    Explanation
    Chris Kontos is the correct answer because he scored four goals in the franchise's first game. This achievement made him the first player in Tampa Bay Lightning history to score four goals in a single game, and it happened in the team's inaugural game on October 7, 1992, against the Chicago Blackhawks. Kontos' impressive performance helped set the tone for the Lightning's future success and solidified his place in the team's history.

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  • 4. 

    Which expansion team came into the NHL in the same year as the Tampa Bay Lightning?

    • A.

      Phoenix Coyotes

    • B.

      Ottawa Senators

    • C.

      Columbus Crew

    • D.

      Carolina Hurricanes

    Correct Answer
    B. Ottawa Senators
    Explanation
    The Ottawa Senators came into the NHL in the same year as the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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  • 5. 

    The Tampa Bay Lightning started out their NHL existence in which division?

    • A.

      Norris

    • B.

      Southern

    • C.

      Smythe

    • D.

      Southeast

    Correct Answer
    A. Norris
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Norris. The Tampa Bay Lightning started out their NHL existence in the Norris Division.

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  • 6. 

    The Tampa Bay Lightning played which expansion team in their first game in the Thunderdome?

    • A.

      Ottawa Senators

    • B.

      Florida Panthers

    • C.

      Columbus Crew

    • D.

      Colorado Avalanche

    Correct Answer
    B. Florida Panthers
    Explanation
    In their first game in the Thunderdome, the Tampa Bay Lightning played against the Florida Panthers.

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  • 7. 

    The Tampa Bay Lightning led the league in what statistic during their second year in existence?

    • A.

      Goals Allowed

    • B.

      Attendance

    • C.

      Points

    • D.

      Goals

    Correct Answer
    B. Attendance
    Explanation
    During their second year in existence, the Tampa Bay Lightning led the league in attendance. This means that they had the highest number of fans attending their games compared to all the other teams in the league. This could be attributed to factors such as the team's performance, fan engagement, marketing efforts, and the overall popularity of ice hockey in the Tampa Bay area.

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  • 8. 

    The Tampa Bay Lightning played in which NHL division during their second season?

    • A.

      Southeastern

    • B.

      Southern

    • C.

      Eastern

    • D.

      Atlantic

    Correct Answer
    D. Atlantic
    Explanation
    In their second season, the Tampa Bay Lightning played in the Atlantic division. The Atlantic division is one of the four divisions in the NHL and consists of teams primarily from the Eastern Conference. The Lightning's placement in the Atlantic division would have been determined by the league based on factors such as geographical location and competitive balance.

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  • 9. 

    Who defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games in their first playoff series?

    • A.

      Philadelphia Flyers

    • B.

      Buffalo Sabres

    • C.

      New Jersey Devils

    • D.

      New York Islanders

    Correct Answer
    A. Philadelphia Flyers
    Explanation
    The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games in their first playoff series.

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  • 10. 

    What type of sport was the Tampa Bay Lightning's Thunderdome built for?

    • A.

      Arena Football

    • B.

      Baseball

    • C.

      Basketball

    • D.

      Rodeo

    Correct Answer
    B. Baseball
    Explanation
    The Tampa Bay Lightning's Thunderdome was built for baseball.

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  • 11. 

    What was the original name of the arena in which the Tampa Bay Lightning began to play in 1996?

    • A.

      Igloo by the Bay

    • B.

      House of Lightning

    • C.

      Tampa Pond

    • D.

      Ice Palace

    Correct Answer
    D. Ice Palace
    Explanation
    In 1996, the Tampa Bay Lightning began playing in a venue called the Ice Palace. This name suggests that the arena was likely made of ice and used for ice-related activities such as hockey. The name "Ice Palace" also implies a grand and impressive structure, fitting for a professional sports team. The other options, "Igloo by the Bay," "House of Lightning," and "Tampa Pond," do not provide any indication of the arena's purpose or characteristics, making them less likely to be the original name of the Lightning's arena.

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  • 12. 

    Who coached the Tampa Bay Lightning over their first five seasons?

    • A.

      Terry Crisp

    • B.

      Jacques Demers

    • C.

      Phil Esposito

    • D.

      Roger Paterson

    Correct Answer
    A. Terry Crisp
    Explanation
    Terry Crisp is the correct answer because he coached the Tampa Bay Lightning over their first five seasons.

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  • 13. 

    Which Tampa Bay Lightning center missed the 1997-1998 season due to cancer?

    • A.

      Jason Wiemer

    • B.

      Darcy Tucker

    • C.

      John Cullen

    • D.

      Daymond Langkow

    Correct Answer
    C. John Cullen
    Explanation
    John Cullen is the correct answer because he missed the 1997-1998 season due to cancer.

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  • 14. 

    Who replaced both the original coach and general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1998?

    • A.

      John Tortorella

    • B.

      Jacques Demers

    • C.

      Steve Ludzik

    • D.

      Terry Crisp

    Correct Answer
    B. Jacques Demers
    Explanation
    Jacques Demers replaced both the original coach and general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1998.

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  • 15. 

    Who was the first Tampa Bay Lightning player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame?

    • A.

      Mark Messier

    • B.

      Dennis Savard

    • C.

      John Cullen

    • D.

      Vincent Lecavalier

    Correct Answer
    B. Dennis Savard
    Explanation
    Dennis Savard was the first Tampa Bay Lightning player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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