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Video: Lightning will celebrate goals this season with a Tesla coil

Oct 14, 2011, 4:15 PM EDT


When the Tampa Bay Lightning score goals this season, you might be a bit more than thunderstruck when Steve Stamkos or Martin St. Louis buries one in the back of the net. You might also be dumbstruck at seeing the beauty and wonder of the Tesla coil to provide the lightning to accompany the thunder.

Yes, that’s right, one of inventor Nikola Tesla’s creations will make it’s appearance at St. Pete Times Forum this season to provide a better electric visual than just cartoon lightning bolts on the scoreboard. Instead, a Tesla coil will hang above the rink and produce bolts of electricity to show their appreciation for Stamkos and company.

All we know know is that going to see a game at Tampa Bay has moved way up the “must-see” list. (Thanks to @felixpotvin on Twitter for the video)

  1. brianforster - Oct 14, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    they swept my caps in the playoffs but HOLY HELL THIS IS OBJECTIVELY AWESOME

  2. dowhatifeellike - Oct 14, 2011 at 5:09 PM


  3. lewdood - Oct 14, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    I wonder if the protective netting around the boards will protect the fans from rogue electrical current…

  4. sonofsamiam - Oct 14, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    Not since the background of classic Franenstein movies has somebody found a use for the Tesla coil. Leave it to Tampa….

    • dowhatifeellike - Oct 15, 2011 at 11:44 AM

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