Photo by @CorkGaines/Twitter (screenshots)
Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final was Friday in Denver. The precious trophy remained in its case since the Lightning decided to stretch the fun by winning 3-2.
While Steven Stamkos and his gang fought for their survival at the Ball Arena, thousands of Bolts fans gathered inside the Amalie Arena to cheer on their team in an excited atmosphere.
When the game kicked off, the crowd even got a surprise.
In order to offer a better experience to its faithful, the organization had taken advantage of technology to present a visual of the meeting on the ice:
—Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) June 25, 2022
SMT’s On-Ice SPRITES App for tonight’s Watch Party @AmalieArena is a HIT!
“This is so cool! You can see where the players are on the ice, like a video game.”
“There’s no lag for the on-ice display. I’m watching that instead of the video board.”#SMTChangingTheGame #gobolts pic.twitter.com/u7b7E60A2V
— SMT (@SMTlive) June 25, 2022
It looks like a video game from the 80s (Ice Hockey?), to which we would have grafted the deceased glow puck.
Would you like to see that in a playoff game at the Bell Centre?