Bob Buckhorn and Vinny Lecavalier will hoist a massive Lightning banner in downtown Tampa

Fans are invited to the pep rally on April 8 at 10 a.m.

click to enlarge Bob Buckhorn and Vinny Lecavalier will hoist a massive Lightning banner in downtown Tampa
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Hockey is a great reason to skip work, and the choice to play hooky is even easier when your home team is one of the best in recent NHL history and headed to the Stanley Cup playoffs.

That’s why outgoing Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Tampa Bay Lightning legend Vinny Lecavalier are inviting Bolts fans — who’ll hopefully wear Lightning gear — to help hoist a support banner on the side of the Tampa Municipal Office Building located at 306 E. Jackson St. in downtown Tampa.

It all goes down on Monday, April 8 at 11 a.m. EDT.

Thunderbug and the Lightning Girls will also be there, and the NHL has even booked a free, April 10, concert by Cage the Elephant to add to the playoff hype.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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