TAMPA — The Lightning unveiled their Stanley Cup championship banner in a vacant arena. Yet, that might have been one of the more normal aspects of opening night.Tampa Bay opened its season against the Chicago Blackhawks without fans in the stands Wednesday night. Here are some things you might have missed on the national broadcast:• Thunder Alley was so quiet you could hear a puck drop. Typically, the area outside Amalie Arena is buzzing with fans on a game night, but it stood quiet two hours before the start.• Krystof Srebrakowski’s skills on the organ are still as incredible as they were in March. The Lightning organist took his throne on the third level and played ahead of warmups (including “We are the Champions”) and throughout the night, including intermissions.• The rink looks a little different, too. Adidas ads now round the the glass panels just above the boards.• Speaking of glass, the Lightning added the fan-signed pane that flew with the team to Toronto and Edmonton behind the team bench. It will remain there for the first homestand.• The NHL team flags, which hang along both sides up in the rafters, have been rearranged to reflect the realigned divisions for the 2020-21 season.• Tarps cover the first few rows of seats, similar to the setup the teams had in the Toronto and Edmonton bubbles last postseason.• Defenseman Cal Foote took his rookie lap on the ice before the team came out for warmups. Typically, goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy hits the ice first.• A “Thunder Kid” video played on the video board following warmups. Typically, a child skates around the ice and helps hype up the crowd before the game.• The Blue Crew stood in empty aisles and waved team flags. They also waved signs, such as one of Andrei Vasilevskiy’s face and another that read, “Go Bolts.”• ThunderBug was present, dancing in the Chase Club lounge during breaks between play.• Players tapped their sticks on the ice as the 2019-20 Stanley Cup championship banner was unveiled, then raised them in the air as the banner was revealed in full.• Sonya Bryson-Kirksey sang the national anthem as both teams’ starters stood along their respective bluelines.• Only a little artificial crowd noise was pumped into the arena during play. The noise could be heard before penalty kill and power play faceoffs and after goals.• When the ice crew scraped snow off the ice, no ads played on the video board as they typically do. Instead, music blared from speakers and players waited for the crew to exit the ice.• You could hear on-sounds, like players talking back and forth and pucks clacking against sticks. But it was hard to distinguish just what was being said on the ice.• In between periods, league personnel fogged and wiped down the team benches, glass behind the benches and penalty boxes.• A “Welcome to Opening Night” graphic rotated on the main video and banner boards during the first intermission. No fan games or themed ads played, but Srebrakowski kept the few in attendance entertained with his music. Contact Mari Faiello at firstname.lastname@example.org . Follow @faiello_mari .