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Tampa, Florida -- TheTampa Bay Lightning have designated the final month of the 2012-13 regular season as Fan Appreciation Month, designed to recognize fans for their dedication and loyalty to the organization over the past season.

Each home game during the month of April will offer Lightning fans a chance to save money when visiting the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Tampa Bay's 2012-13 regular season finale will be Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, April 27 when the Bolts take on the Panthers.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early for player red carpet arrivals beginning at 3 p.m. on Thunder Alley (West Plaza).

There will be face painters and balloon artists on Thunder Alley as well as live music.

All fans in attendance will also receive free cotton candy and popcorn and can purchase soda and hot dogs for the low cost of $1 each up until puck drop at 7 p.m.

Scratched Lightning players will sign autographs for select Chase Club members.Fans will also be able to register to win unique experiences and prizes on Thunder Alley, including signed player sticks and the chance to fire the Tesla coils.

Additionally, fans will have the chance to win an opportunity to receive a jersey on the ice immediately following the game from a Lightning player. Lightning players will take their jerseys right off their backs after the game and present them to the lucky winners.

GamePromotions:

April 2 vs. FLA
Military Appreciation Night
$20 Lower & Club Level seats(while supplies last)

April 9 vs. OTT
Student Appreciation Night
$20 Lower & Club Level seats (while supplies last)

April 11 vs. PIT
Bud Light Guys Night Out
$69 includes two tickets, two beers and two hot dogs

April 21 vs. CAR
Brighthouse Family Night
$99 includes four tickets, hot dogs, sodas and a freeOn-Demand movie rental

April 24 vs. TOR
All-You-Can-Eat Seats
$39 ticket plus all-you-can-eat hot dogs, popcorn, nachos,peanuts and soda

April 27 vs. FLA
Fan Appreciation Night
Hundreds of free prizes and giveaways

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