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Tampa Bay Lightning's Stanley Cup rings: 557 diamonds and 81 blue sapphires

By Mike Brehm, USA TODAY,


The Tampa Bay Lightning won their second Stanley Cup in a bubble environment last fall in Canada and delayed their banner ceremony until fans could return to Amalie Arena.

Friday night, the team received the final commemoration of its championship run with the presentation of its Stanley Cup rings.

The rings, made by Josten, feature approximately 557 diamonds and 81 blue sapphires. There are 25 carats total of gemstones.

Among the details:

The Lightning logo consists of diamonds and sapphires and an image of the Stanley Cup is made up of diamonds. There are an additional 27 sapphires on the top of the ring to represent the number of the years the franchise had been in existence before last year's win.

The Cup and logo lift up to reveal the word Stockholm, where the Lightning swept the Buffalo Sabres in the NHL Global Series during the regular season.

Among the diamonds is a black one to represent a hockey puck.

Inside the ring is the number 216:14: That's the record amount of overtime that the Lightning played in the playoffs, including a five-overtime victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the first round.

Also inside are the results of four playoff series against the Blue Jackets, Boston Bruins, New York Islanders and Dallas Stars.

The ring also features the words Distant Thunder, the Lightning's motto for the 2020 playoffs, and "Gravy Train," their locker room celebration song.

The Lightning, who also won the Stanley Cup in 2004, were in third place in the Central Division on Saturday morning.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Tampa Bay Lightning's Stanley Cup rings: 557 diamonds and 81 blue sapphires

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