Lightning vs. Thrashers
When/where: 7:30; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 1250-AM
Key stats: The Lightning is 9-6-0 with two ties in season openers and 8-6-1 with two ties in hope openers. … LW Marty St. Louis had four goals and 10 points in six games last season against the Thrashers.
Promotion: The first 15,000 fans receive a schedule magnet.
Check it out: The Lightning at 5 p.m. will have a big-screen TV on the back of a truck parked on the St. Pete Times Forum plaza so fans can first watch the Rays face the Rangers in the American League division series before heading inside to watch Tampa Bay play the Thrashers. The Lightning game also will be on the big screen. … Two-hundred $8 tickets for the game will be on sale at 9 a.m. at the Times Forum box office.