Bolts Win Stanley Cup

June 7, 2004

2004 Playoffs

Ruslan Fedotenko scored twice and the Tampa Bay Lightning won their first Stanley Cup in team history with a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames in Game Seven of the finals.

"This is awesome," said Tampa Bay captain Dave Andreychuk after winning the Cup for the first time in his 22 seasons in the NHL. "This is more than I ever expected. You can dream about it, but you can't ever go through it."

"We just tried to get through it, and we found a way," Lightning coach John Tortorella said. "It's unbelievable. It's a great feeling."

"This is the ultimate dream for a player and I'm really proud of the team that I am playing on," Martin St. Louis said. "We're going to walk forever together (as champions), no matter what happens from now on."

"The people in Calgary have been great, but we wanted to give them what they really wanted. They wanted the Cup and so did we," Flames center Craig Conroy said. "We didn't find a way to do it, and that's the most disappointing thing. We had two chances, one at home, and we didn't get it done."

"This is going to sit with me for a long time," Calgary's Jarome Iginla said. "We were literally one shot, one second away from winning the Stanley Cup. And in the last two games, I didn't find a way to contribute to the guys' win."

"To do it in three years, to get where we're at today, who is kidding who?" Tortorella said. "That wasn't in the plan."

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