Laura Henderson waves a flag as fans watch the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Toronto Maple Leafs during round one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs during a watch party at the St. Petersburg Pier on Thursday, April 27, 2023 in St. Petersburg.

Fans cheer on the Lightning from the St. Pete Pier

While the Lightning were in Toronto for Game 5, fans gathered to watch them play back home.
Laura Henderson waves a flag as fans watch the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Toronto Maple Leafs during round one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs during a watch party at the St. Petersburg Pier on Thursday, April 27, 2023 in St. Petersburg. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
 
While the Lightning were in Toronto for Game 5, fans gathered to watch them play back home.
Published April 28, 2023

Hockey fans gathered at the St. Pete Pier for a watch party as the Tampa Bay Lightning battled the Toronto Maple Leafs in a do-or-die Game 5 during the first round of the NHL playoffs on Thursday night. The Lightning managed to pull within a game back of Toronto, beating the Leafs 4-2. Game 6, another possible elimination match for the Lightning, will be back in Tampa on Saturday.

Laura Henderson shows off her Stanley Cup tattoo featuring autographs of Lightning players as the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Toronto Maple Leafs during round one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs during a watch party at the St. Petersburg Pier on Thursday.
Laura Henderson shows off her Stanley Cup tattoo featuring autographs of Lightning players as the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Toronto Maple Leafs during round one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs during a watch party at the St. Petersburg Pier on Thursday.
Fans cheer as the Tampa Bay Lightning tie the game with a goal by Anthony Cirelli in the first period.
Fans cheer as the Tampa Bay Lightning tie the game with a goal by Anthony Cirelli in the first period.
Fans cheer as the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Toronto Maple Leafs during round one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Fans cheer as the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Toronto Maple Leafs during round one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Jeanine Logan cheers while watching the Lightning during a watch party at the St. Pete Pier.
Jeanine Logan cheers while watching the Lightning during a watch party at the St. Pete Pier.
Fans react after a goal brings the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Fans react after a goal brings the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Madison King (left) and Evangeline Diaz cheer after a goal in the third period.
Madison King (left) and Evangeline Diaz cheer after a goal in the third period.
Fans pack up and leave the Lightning watch party at the St. Pete Pier as a strong line of storms moves into the area. The Lightning went on to beat the Maple Leafs, forcing a game 6 back in Tampa on Saturday.
Fans pack up and leave the Lightning watch party at the St. Pete Pier as a strong line of storms moves into the area. The Lightning went on to beat the Maple Leafs, forcing a game 6 back in Tampa on Saturday.