The Tampa Bay Lightning will host a watch party for the final contest of a two-game road trip between the Lightning and the Boston Bruins at Champions Sports Bar, located within the Marriott Waterside Hotel across the street from the St. Pete Times Forum, on Thursday from 6 p.m. until the conclusion of the game. There will be free parking in the Forum West Lot for fans on a first-come, first-served basis.
Television play-by-play commentator Rick Peckham and color analyst Bobby “the Chief” Taylor will provide all the action beginning at 7 p.m. on Sun Sports, while the voice of Lightning Radio, Dave Mishkin, will deliver the call on flagship station AM 620 WDAE. Director of Radio Programming Matt Sammon will join the broadcast live from Champions during each intermission and after the game for analysis between periods, as well as the postgame report.
In addition to the excitement of Lightning hockey, fans will also be treated to door prizes, meet-and-greets with Thunderbug, the Lightning Girls and more. There will be an on-site contest where fans may enter to win an autographed Victor Hedman stick, as well as four tickets to the December 4 game against the Colorado Avalanche, and one lucky fan will earn the chance to win an autographed puck signed by Lightning center Nate Thompson for submitting their RSVP on the Lightning’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/lightning.nhl. Food and beverage specials will also be offered, including $8 nachos and wings and $10 Miller and Coors buckets.
Champions will also host an additional watch party January 8 when the Lightning travel north of the border to face off against the Ottawa Senators. Fans are encouraged to visit tampabaylightning.com to keep up with all the latest news surrounding the team, as well as information regarding upcoming watch parties and future events.