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Bolts GameDay vs. Blue Jackets

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

BLUE JACKETS at LIGHTNING

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)

ONLINE: GameCenter Live (Local Blackouts apply)

SOCIAL: #CBJvsTBL

Game Day Coverage

Game Preview by Bryan Burns

Pregame Notebook by Bryan Burns

Lightning Lineup

The Tampa Bay Lightning is partnering with the United States Marine Corps Reserve twice this month at Amalie Arena to host drives for the Toys for Tots program on Ford Thunder Alley prior to Bolts home games on December 6 vs. Columbus and December 9 vs. Washington. This collection will give fans the opportunity to share in the season of giving with the Lightning and bring smiles to the faces of children who are less fortunate.

Along with members of the United States Marine Corps Reserve, family members of the Tampa Bay Lightning will be accepting donations of new toys on Ford Thunder Alley at 5 p.m. through game time prior to both Saturday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets and next Tuesday’s games against the Washington Capitals. There will be a Toys for Tots truck present and donation boxes will also be located on Ford Thunder Alley. Fans who generously participate will receive one ticket voucher per one new toy donated (max of four vouchers per person) for an upcoming Lightning game on January 9, January 15 or January 20.

Tickets

Limited tickets still remain for tonight's game. Click here to purchase

Updated Concessions

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

Parking

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

50/50 Drawing

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.

#BoltsSocial

Tweet To Win 

#LightningStrikes

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. 

#Boltsand47Brand

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.

Social Sounds presented by Malektronic

Malektronic, the Official Headphone and Bluetooth Speaker of the Tampa Bay Lightning, is giving fans the opportunity to win a free Bluetooth Malektronic speaker each Lightning home game. During the first and second periods of each home game, fans are encouraged to tweet @Malektronic a song they want to hear, include their seat location and hashtag #soundsperfect. One lucky winner will be selected and announced during the third period. The winner will be presented the speaker and be featured on LightingVision.

Security Updates

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.

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