Tampa Bay has officially become Champa Bay, because all this city does is win. On Wednesday night the Tampa Bay Lightning captured their second Stanley Cup in ten months, and the Super Bowl Champion Bucs took notice.

The Bolts collected a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens off the strength of Ross Colton’s second period goal. The 4-1 series win sealed just the second back-t0-back champion in the NHL’s salary cap era. As the Buccaneers attempt to go back-to-back themselves this season, they acknowledges the Lightning’s accomplishment on social media.

Even rookie Joe Tryon, fresh off signing his first NFL contract and new to the Tampa Bay area, got into the fun.

Bucs players didn’t need the Bolts’ success to focus on the goal of back-to-back titles, but the Lightning’s epic run has undoubtedly served as inspiration for the team. CB Sean Murphy-Bunting, catalyst of the Bucs playoff jaunt this past season, sounded off on the Lightning’s victory.

Bucs DT Vita Vea was in attendance at Amalie Arena, and even shotgunned a beer for the crowd during a timeout. Tight ends O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate were also spotted at the game.

The Lightning will undoubtedly have their own boat parade celebration in the coming days. It’ll be the third boat parade to take place in Tampa Bay in the past ten months, and the city might not be done. The Rays are contending with the Boston Red Sox for the division title halfway through the MLB season. And the Bucs are the odds-on favorite to win their second straight Super Bowl in February.

Soak it in, Bucs and Bolts fans. It’s a good time to be a sports fan in Tampa Bay.

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About the Author: Jon Ledyard

Jon Ledyard is PewterReport.com's newest Bucs beat writer and has experience covering the Pittsburgh Steelers as a beat writer and analyzing the NFL Draft for several draft websites, including The Draft Network. Follow Ledyard on Twitter at @LedyardNFLDraft
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6 months ago

One trophy down! Two to go!!

6 months ago

Perfect set up for the Bucs. Match what the Lightning just did. Has to be a good motivator.

6 months ago

Stanley Cup is the most difficult trophy in professional sports. Congrats Lightning on the repeat! U r now in the conversation of greatest teams of all time! Sets the table for our beloved Bucs to follow suit and get their own repeat this year! Go Bucs!

6 months ago

Let’s hope the Rays are back to winning consistently after the latest run of stinkers. Go Rays!

6 months ago

The Bucs repeating after the Lightning would be something for the ages.

6 months ago

The Lightning has been building itself into one of the NHL’s elite organizations for a while and is now capped by b2b championships. Between that and the arrival of TB12 and the EPIC Superbowl win last year, it’s been an embarrassment of riches for the bay area for the first time in… well… ever.
My house is filling up with champion memorabilia quick and looking to add more Bucs.

6 months ago

Champa Bay. UNBELIEVABLE! Thanks for the glory, Bolts!
Go Bucs!!!

6 months ago

What an achievement! What a great shirtless, beer-drinking press conference by Kuch!!

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6 months ago

Right! Just epic by the best hockey player in the world! U could tell he was really happy and that the back to back was truly remarkable feat!

6 months ago

Go Bolts Go Bucs