Lightning fever takes over

- Everywhere you look in the Tampa Bay area, it’s all about the Bolts. Even in church?

“As a church in the community, we like to be part of the community. We like to celebrate alongside the community,” said Pastor Tyler Moore.

Pastor Moore, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in St. Pete, is up to sign number 14 in this playoff run.  Each is a unique hot take on the team's deep dive.

“I put them up each gameday. For the day of the game, I try to get that in-the-moment inspiration,” he explained. “It is fun to see all the different generations all the different demographics getting behind it and enjoying it. A lot of people are becoming fans because of it; they watch the game because I wanted to know what the sign was about.”

Meanwhile, tickets for the conference finals went on sale Monday evening. The Lightning will continue to have home-ice advantage.

Fans are eager to see a repeat of 2004.

“My husband went to Game 7 the last time they won the Stanley Cup so we're hoping they do it again,” said fan Andrea Noonan.   

The Lightning are just eight wins away.

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