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Lightning vs Sabres - Saturday, Dec 18

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

Timeline of Events

  • 4:30pm - Shots opens
  • 5:30pm - Medallions Opens
  • 6:00pm - Regular Doors (Terrace Level opens)
  • 6:30pm - Gandolf Murphy pre-game concert
  • 7:00pm - Team Warmups Begin (15 minutes)
  • 7:35pm - National Anthem
  • 7:40pm - Puck Drop
  • ~10:00pm - Gandolf Murphy post-game concert

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Gandalf Murphy Postgame concert

Descending from the snow-filled mists of Sleepy Hollow, NY, Gandalf Murphy and The Slambovian Circus of Dreams has a sack full of holiday cheer and music for hockey fans at their "Very Slambovian Christmas Show."

Catch their pre-game set on the plaza at 6:30pm and post-game immediately following the game.


The first 2,500 in Tampa Bay Lightning gear will receive a Nate Thompson trading card set

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Kids Night Out

For the 12th consecutive year, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Lightning Foundation will welcome Bay Area kids and their sponsors to the St. Pete Times Forum on Saturday, December 18 to celebrate Kids Night Out as the team faces off against the Buffalo Sabres.

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Ticket Specials

Firehouse Subs Tailgate
Available 2 hours prior to every Saturday and Sunday Lightning home game on the West Plaza. All you can eat and drink menu includes a variety of Firehouse Subs, chips, salad, cookies, brownies, beer and soda for just $25*. *Price does not include game ticket. Order online.

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In Game Contests

First Class Moving/Tampa Bay Lightning Seat Upgrade
All contestants entering must have tickets in the Terrace or Club level that will be replaced with Plaza level tickets before each Tampa Bay Lightning home game.

Enter the contest here for an upcoming home game!

Directions / Information

St. Pete Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
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