tampa showing it\'s a hockey town at pregame
Thomas Sculley arrived at two o\'clock P. M. m.
On Friday, three hours before the opening of the 2018 NHL gate
Before the star game, a fan festival running through 2018 Honda NHL --Star Weekend.
He figured out which kind of metal detector is closest to signature Lane, where the Tampa Bay Lightning striker will sign at 5: 30m. , and waited.
When the gate opened, he passed the security check, ran over and waited again.
But that\'s the price.
As the team grew, he was on the front line, winding up near Ford Thunder lane outside the Amali Arena-
Hundreds of men, women and children in LightningStar Game gear.
When Kucherov appeared, the fans used \"Ku luk!
\"A lot of people say we\'re not hockey city,\" says 40-year-old Schooley, wearing a lightning cap, a jersey and a puck with his autograph in his hand.
\"I think Tampa proves that we are a hockey city.
\"This is the place to go now.
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Lightning leads the NHL standings by 71 points, and they hit the league\'s best record in terms of points percentage (. 724).
They have the top scorer of NHL, Kucherov, who has 63 points (
27 goals, 36 assists).
They have league champions and goalkeepers, 29 and 7 respectively.
They have five whole-
Star rep: Kucherov, Vasilevski, striker and coach Jon Cooper.
The injured defender was replaced.
New Jersey Devils striker for three seasons at Tampa Bay (2014-17)
It is still a fan\'s favorite here, and has been named a replacement for the injury of his teammates by the Metropolitan Division.
Boyle, who is recovering from leukemia, should be receiving an incredible reception.
\"We have the best hockey team, the best fans,\" said Ron Lynn, 60, Tampa . \" He wore a homemade hat and hit the puck with lightning.
\"This is the best place to play hockey. Look at this.
\"It seems like this is not enough. It\'s all-
The Star Weekend was held at the same time as the Tampa Carnival Gasparilla Pirate Festival.
The NHL has its own black beard and bravado defenders.
It even has Pittsburgh Pirates in their 1920 s.
But it has never seen anything like this.
According to St. , the festival was founded in 1904 by Ye mysterious Krewe of gaspaira in honor of the legendary José Gaspar, a pirate who is said to be in
Thousands of people-er, pirates --
Now invade Tampa every year to watch the pirate ship Jose gaspalila drive into the southern tip of Hillsboro Bay and march on Bayshore Avenue.
Only this time, the Stanley Cup will be aboard the ship on Saturday, keeping the trophy in the name of the pirate\'s royal palace, and the parade\'s big dollar will be former Lightning center Vincent Leka Valier.
According to The Times, Gasparilla\'s Krewe will not throw foam shells at the crowd as usual, but soft puck.
Call it all-Starrrr Game.
\"It will be a party in Tampa, as most people have never seen before,\" Lynn said . \".
The party will not begin until Friday.
Just after the gate was opened, fans watched the Nashville Predator take a picture at a stand at Adidas and he smashed a piece of glass hard.
They tried the interactive exhibition, took selfies with the mascot and signed in line.
Kucherov will sign for an hour. Then Stamkos.
And then Vasilevski.
Then, the captain of Lightning\'s 2004 Stanley Cup team, Dave andrezuk, entered the Hockey Hall of Fame in November. 13.
Cooper is signing on Saturday.
\"What\'s going on with this,\" said Lynn . \".
\"If all goes well, we will bring Stanley back to Tampa.
Imagine the party at that time.