Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos models the new Lightning third jersey (Tampa Bay Lightning)
The Tampa Bay Lightning will hit the ice in brand new third jersey's on Tuesday when they take on the San Jose Sharks. Black with white text, are they sharp or do they remind you too much of the 1990s era jerseys?When the Tampa Bay Lightning take the ice tonight to host the San Jose Sharks, they’ll debut their brand new third jerseys, a version very similar to their previous third. Black and white, with a hint of blue thrown in, the jerseys really aren’t a far cry from the NHL’s ‘Black Ice’ jersey series. In fact, the two are actually quite alike. Devoid of much striping, the jersey also brings to mind those worn by a certain Stanley Cup champion from last season: the jersey’s shoulder patch, carried over from their home and away sweaters. While a few teams have already gone with the circular logo as a primary mark– the Columbus Blue Jackets and Florida Panthers come to mind – the shoulder patch definitely scores some points. What say you, hockey fans? Think the jerseys are sharp or do you wish the Lightning would go back to the drawing board? Let us know in the comments.