The Tampa Bay Lightning will host a watch party, presented by GTE Federal Credit Union, on Sunday, April 3 for the team's road game against the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks (7 p.m., NHL Network/Sun Sports) inside the Channelside Club at the St. Pete Times Forum from 6 p.m. until the conclusion of the game. Parking will be available for fans in both the VIP East Lot, as well as in the Forum West Lot for $5.
Doors will open for the general public at 6 p.m. All fans in attendance are encouraged to take advantage of a number of great food and beverage specials, including $2 beers, $3 glasses of wine, $3 well drinks, $2 hot dogs and $2 pizza slices. Complimentary soda and water will also be served. Thunderbug and Lightning Girls will be available for pictures and autographs and there will also be a variety of enter-to-win contests, affording fans the opportunity to score great autographed items including a stick signed by the entire Lightning team. Fans can catch all the action of the game live on Lightning Vision beginning at 7 p.m.