Festivities will kick off at 3 p.m. at the Ford Thunder Alley Grill outside the arena, where there will be $1 hot dogs and sodas, as well as $2 draft beers for sale. Then, at 4:30 p.m., a used gear sale hosted by Lightning Made will take place.
A number of Lightning alumni will be in attendance, including Dave Andreychuk, Mathieu Garon, Brian Bradley, and Paul Ysebaert.
Perhaps the biggest event of the evening will be the "Jerseys Off Our Backs" contest; a tradition the Lightning is continuing this year. Twenty winners will take part in this promotion, including those who entered on Facebook and Twitter. The winners will be presented with the game-worn jerseys directly after the game.
The Bolts organization has shown through events such as this one, as well as Fan Fest before the regular season begins, that they really value the fans' loyalty and know how important it is to the success of the franchise.