Dirk Hoag, over at On the Forecheck (SB Nation's Nashville Predators site) did the hard work and put together the combined records of all 30 NHL teams from January 1st, 2009 until December 31st, 2009... One complete year.
NHL teams played ina varyign amount of games over that span -- from 83 games (Atlanta) to 89 (Montreal), the total games played during that pan tends to lie between those two numbers.
For the Lightning? 86 games played and a 29-39-18 record for 2009... 2nd-to-last place int eh league behind the Islanders.
Take a look at the full numbers an analysis by Dirk.