Lightning has been given the chance to strike twice in the same place tonight during the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Tampa Bay Lightning will be facing off against the Chicago Blackhawks in the Lightning’s first time in the finals since their historic win back in 2004. Here at the Sandbar we’re kicking off the first of a seven game series tonight at 8:00 p.m and any Lightning fans sporting the team’s gear will be given a free Hurricane Shot every time they score against the BlackHawks. After rooting for the team every year since we opened, we are more than excited to see them back in the finals ready to take on the BlackHawks.

Co-owner Andrew Bunin, himself a life-long Hockey fan, and player at the Space Coast Iceplex says “Winning the Stanley Cup is the hardest thing to do in sports. These maniacs go at each other full throttle for two months straight.” Bunin has played the game for 30 years and wants to see the bolts take the cup, “We can’t wait for them to win it all and bring the cup to Cocoa Beach and let’s see how much better the champagne really tastes out of the cup.”



If the Lightning pulls through and they win the cup, we want to make so much noise that if the team ever comes to Cocoa Beach they’ll put the Cup on display in the Sandbar. Take pictures with others in front of our very own Lightning bolt and post pictures to facebook and instagram (#SandbarCB) so all your friends who are Blackhawks fans know to delete you.

Show your support from the east coast by coming down to the Sandbar Sports Grill to watch this monumental game. Let’s go Bolts!

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Series Schedule


GAME 2 : SAT JUNE 8, 7:15PM at TBL

GAME 3 : MON JUNE 8, 8:00PM at CHI

GAME 4 : WED JUNE 10, 8:00PM at CHI

GAME 5 : SAT JUNE 13, 8:00PM at TBL*

GAME 6 : MON JUNE 15 8:00PM at CHI*

GAME 7 : WED JUNE 17 8:00 at TBL*

*If necessary.

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