Lightning to celebrate Stanley Cup win with boat parade on Wednesday

Tampa Bay Lightning's Brayden Point hoists the Stanley Cup. (Jason Franson/CP)

Fire up the jet skis.

To celebrate the franchise's second Stanley Cup championship, the Tampa Bay Lightning are hosting a boat parade along the Tampa Riverwalk that follows the Hillsborough River in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday.

Fans have been invited to take in the festivities from both sides of the river along the parade route while social distancing and wearing masks.

Following the parade, the Lightning will also host a championship celebration at Raymond James Stadium, the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with social distancing measures in place and a reduced number of seats available. The venue has a maximum capacity of 65,618 fans.

The Lightning finished off a six-game series over the Dallas Stars with a 2-0 shutout victory Monday to win the Stanley Cup.

Fans at post-Cup festivities in Tampa on Monday drew criticism on social media because of large crowds as well as lack of social distancing and masks.

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