With Tuesday’s broadcast schedule recently announced, PhiladelphiaFlyers.com takes a look at which games are full of storylines and shouldn’t be missed.
Today we look at which games to catch on the road, while a little later we take a look at ones you should travel down to the Wells Fargo Center for.
1. October 8 - Tampa Bay Lightning
CSN & 93.3 WMMR, 7:30 p.m. ET
The most obvious and no brainer of the group. Pick a storyline: Opening night. New Head Coach. Defending Eastern Conference Champions… And the first game against Braydon Coburn, who spent 576 games in a Flyers sweater, since being moved at the trade deadline last season.
The Flyers will open the season on the road for their second consecutive year, 19th time in franchise history and fifth time in their last seven seasons.
They also open their season against Tampa Bay for the first time in team history and it won’t be an easy test as the Lightning, who went 50-24-8 and came within two wins of the Stanley Cup last season, have fared well against the Flyers on home ice by winning their last seven meetings dating back to the 2011-12 season.
One silver lining is that Flyers-Lightning games have had their fair share of offense. Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, Mark Streit and Wayne Simmonds combined for 17 points in three games against Tampa last season.