PUCK DROPS: 7:00 p.m. at Amalie Arena ... Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
TV: SUN Sports
RADIO: AM 970 WFLA (Listen Live)
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Florida Hospital is officially turning the Amalie Arena “pink” during the Tampa Bay Lightning home game vs the Capitals to raise awareness about Breast Cancer. During the evening, Florida Hospital will enlist Lightning fans in the “Pink Army” and officially declare war on breast cancer. The evening represents the culmination of a month long series of breast cancer events held from coast to coast in Florida. Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women, exceeded only by lung cancer according to the American Cancer Society
The first 10,000 fans arriving at the game will receive pink “thundersticks” that light up when being used. Fans will also be able to join the Pink Army and enter to win fun prizes including team autographed Tampa Bay Lightning pink hockey sticks.
Tickets still remain for tonight's game. Click here to purchase
Cell Phones for Soldiers
The Lightning’s annual ‘Cell Phones For Soldiers’ drive encourages fans to donate their old cell phones anytime during the month of November at the McDonald’s ® Ticket Office at Amalie Arena. Individuals that donate their unwanted mobile phone will receive a ticket voucher for the Lightning’s game on December 11 when the team hosts the Carolina Hurricanes.
Cell Phones For Soldiers is a national nonprofit serving troops and veterans with free communication services and emergency funding. Founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old, Cell Phones for Soldiers relies on generous cash contributions and donations of gently-used cell phones to provide a lifeline for America’s bravest.
Local chain PDQ, a fast, casual dining restaurant that specializes in fresh hand-battered chicken tenders, will be opening a new concession outside of section 102 at Amalie Arena for the 2014-15 season.
Mr. Empanada, Tacos Trueno, Anthony’s Italian Sandwich, Deli and Stir Fry and a carving station will be new offerings around the arena. Additionally, a new portable concession stand on the 100 Level will feature fresh, hand-rolled sushi for fans
You can pre-pay for parking here with easy access from downtown, the Selmon Expressway and south Tampa.
Subway Student Rush
The Tampa Bay Lightning is proud to offer the Subway Student Rush ticket program for all 2014-15 home games at Amalie Arena.
Students must present a valid student ID and wait in line 30 minutes prior to the start of the game to be eligible. Five minutes before puck drop, eligible students will have an opportunity to get the best available seats (upper or lower level) for just $20 per person.
Click here for more info on Student Rush
The 50/50 Raffle pot is split in half between the winner and the Lightning Foundation. All proceeds from the Lightning Foundation’s half is distributed back to the Tampa Bay community through various community initiatives.
Buy your tickets from one of our mobile sellers or outside sections 109, 120, 214, 230, 308 and 327
For more 50/50 information, click here
Lightning Foundation Auctions
This season the Lightning Foundation will be bringing you a new and easy way to bid on your favorite silent auction items from your mobile device! Fans will be able to see the items in the auction that night, place real time bids, receive alerts if outbid, and be notified when they have won an item.
The auctions will feature the team’s game used gear, Lightning and hockey memorabilia, and autographed items from our players. All proceeds benefit the Lightning Foundation and its charitable partners.
By texting “BOLTS” to 52182 or visiting bolts.myab.co you will be able to view and bid on the items in the auction from anywhere in Amalie Arena.
Tweet To Win
As always, get your picks in for a chance to win a limited edition Lightning Strikes winner T-shirt provided by Old Time Hockey. Submit your prediction for who will score the first Tampa Bay goal tonight on Twitter using the hashtag #LightningStrikes. One lucky winner who picks the first goal scorer correctly will win the T-shirt.
If you’re headed to the game tonight, tweet your seat location with hash-tag #BoltsAnd47Brand for your chance to win a gift certificate for a 47 Brand Lightning cap of choice.
To abide by NHL Arena Security Policies, noise makers will no longer be allowed inside Amalie Arena. Also, flags that are attached to any sticks or poles will no longer be allowed inside Amalie Arena.