The Tampa Bay Lightning reign supreme!

With the Boston Bruins losing 4-2 to the Florida Panthers, the Bolts are the NHL Eastern Conference champs. It's the third time in team history they've won the crown, and the previous two times they went to the Stanley Cup finals.

The Bolts will kick off the first round of the playoffs on Thursday against the New Jersey Devils. In the meantime, the team is planning a week of events around the playoffs.


#BoltsBorough Beard-A-Thon Kick-Off Party in Joe Chillura Courthouse Square, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Lightning are partnering with Hillsborough County for a kickoff party featuring food trucks, ThunderBug, Lightning Girls, Rolling Thunder, photo booth & other Lightning activities with giveaways provided by Florida Hospital. It will feature the Beard-A-Thon Launch Shave Event, with shaves to start the playoffs for $20, with proceeds benefiting the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation through the Lightning’s Beard-A-Thon campaign Fans can grab Lightning yard signs, car flags, car magnets and more

City Hall banner unveiling 2 p.m.

Mayor Bob Buckhorn to reveal Bolts banner on the side of City Hall

Orangetheory Fitness Yard Sign Pickups

All Tampa Bay store locations will have yard signs for fans, while supplies last

Papa John's Discount

Papa John’s Pizza will provide Bolts fans a 50 percent discount off regular menu priced online orders when using the code BOLTSW at Valid online only at participating Tampa Bay locations.


Do Good Tuesday: Laundry Project C.H.A.R.G.E. Event – 3-6 p.m.

The Lightning are partnering with Community Hero recipient, Current Initiatives, to serve a low-income neighborhood by paying for local families’ laundry services at Laundromart of Tampa, 8215 N. Florida Ave. Fans are encouraged to drop off laundry supplies to fill Rolling Thunder in exchange for playoff-themed items (car flags, magnets and more)

A Lightning-themed mural being painted on side of the building by Pep Rally Inc. as part of the CLEAN mural project Papa John’s to provide pizza for families and volunteers . Publix will be supplying grocery bags filled with non-perishable food items for families to take home

Tropical Smoothie Café Special

Fans wearing Lightning gear can get $3 24 ounce smoothies all day at participating Tampa Bay area locations


Lightning Trivia Night at Sail Pavilion

Lightning-themed trivia with Trivia Nation. There will be signed items and other special prizes and discounted drinks for fans in Lightning gear, Lightning playoff giveaways (car flags, magnets, etc)

Dunkin Donuts special

Fans will receive a free Lightning donut with any $1 medium Bolt Jolt purchase through the Dunkin’ Donuts mobile app between 7-10 a.m. The offer is valid at all greater Tampa Bay area locations while supplies last.

Thursday - GAME 1 @ Amalie Arena

Chick fil-A Deal

Fans will receive a free Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit during breakfast hours when wearing their Lightning gear at participating Tampa Bay area locations


Lightning Playoff Pop Up Shop, presented by PODS, opens 6PM – 9PM

Pop Up Shop at Brews & Bites at the Sail will features exclusive retails items

Photo backdrop in PODS container for fans to take photos using #BoltsMove to win prizes courtesy of PODS

Holy Hog Barbecue Special

Holy Hog Barbecue will be giving fans wearing Bolts gear a free side of jalapeno mac & cheese with any purchase at all Tampa Bay locations

Big Storm Brewing Special

Fans dressed in Lightning gear will receive a free pint of Big Storm craft beer at all Big Storm Brewing locations

Saturday – GAME 2 @ Amalie Arena

Route to the Rink: Riverwalk Pre-Game Party, presented by Coors Light – 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Pre-game festivities along the Tampa Riverwalk, featuring MillerCoors product specials at participating vendors along the Riverwalk. Starting point will be at Curtis Hixon Park, featuring oversized games, cornhole games, food trucks and beer tents. Fans will then march to Amalie Arena for Game 2

The rest of the playoff schedule:

April 16, 7:30 p.m.: Tampa Bay at New Jersey

April 18, 7:30 p.m.: Tampa Bay at New Jersey

April 21, TBD: New Jersey at Tampa Bay (if needed)

April 23, TBD: Tampa Bay at New Jersey (if needed)

April 25, TBD: New Jersey at Tampa Bay (if needed)