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Fans should arrive early for Game 3

by Alex DiFilippo / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT – Red Wings fans are advised to arrive early to Joe Louis Arena for tonight’s game against the Tampa Bay Lighting set for 7 p.m., as heavy traffic is expected downtown with a Tigers game at Comerica Park also scheduled for 7 p.m. and a conference at Cobo Hall. Tonight’s playoff pregame show will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:50 p.m. Doors to The Joe open at 5:30 p.m. with puck drop scheduled for 7:11 p.m.  

Fans are encouraged to park at off-site locations and utilize shuttle services to arrive at Joe Louis Arena. The following local area bars offer pre-game and post-game park and shuttle services.

• Hockeytown Café (Downtown Detroit)
• Hard Rock Café (Campus Martius)
• MotorCity Casino Hotel (Corktown)
• Nemo’s (Corktown)
• Vivio’s (Eastern Market)
• Old Shillelagh (Greektown)
• Fishbone’s (Greektown)
• Detroiter Bar (Bricktown)
• Jacoby’s (Bricktown)
• Sweetwater Tavern (Bricktown)
• Tom’s Oyster Bar (Downtown Detroit)

All fans in attendance for tonight’s game will receive white “Octopi Hockeytown” rally towels, courtesy of MotorCity Casino Hotel.
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