Bolts look ready to kick ice

click to enlarge Lightning, captured at yesterday's Bolts Fan Fest, are glad to be back on the ice - NICOLE ABBETT
Nicole Abbett
Lightning, captured at yesterday's Bolts Fan Fest, are glad to be back on the ice

click to enlarge Lightning, captured at yesterday's Bolts Fan Fest, are glad to be back on the ice - NICOLE ABBETT
Nicole Abbett
Lightning, captured at yesterday's Bolts Fan Fest, are glad to be back on the ice
  • Nicole Abbett
  • Lightning, captured at yesterday's Bolts Fan Fest, are glad to be back on the ice.

On Saturday, Jan. 19, the Tampa Bay Lightning will kick off their 20th NHL season against the Washington Capitals. The puck drops at 7 p.m.

Not only do we have the largest jumbotron in North America — I like to refer as the humungotron — but we also have the tallest goaltender in Bolts history, Anders Lindback. Although, Mathieu Garon is back, Lindback, who towers over the other players at 6-foot-6, is said to be a key element in the Lightning's success.

A host of new players and the return of seasoned veterans like Vinny Lecavalier, Marty St. Louis, and the league's leading goal scorer Steven Stamkos, will help to solidify one of the best seasons yet in pursuit of the cup.