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Bally Sports Sun announces Lightning First Round TV schedule

Dave Randorf and Brian Engblom will be on-site for games at Amalie Arena and the BB&T Center

by Press Release @TBLightning / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA, Fla. - Bally Sports Sun, the network home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, announced the local television schedule and broadcast plans for Tampa Bay's First Round Stanley Cup Playoffs series versus the Florida Panthers. Live coverage of Game 1 will start Sunday, May 16 at 7 p.m. with the "Lightning Live" pregame show on Bally Sports Sun.

Play-by-play announcer Dave Randorf and color analyst Brian Engblom will provide viewers with expert commentary throughout the first round. Host Paul Kennedy and analysts Bobby "The Chief" Taylor, Dave Andreychuk and Adam Hall round out the broadcast team. Dave and Brian will call home games from AMALIE Arena and travel to Sunrise to call away games from BB&T Center, while all other broadcasters will provide coverage from AMALIE Arena for home games and the new Bally Sports studio in Tampa for away games. All games will feature "Lightning Live" pre-and-postgame coverage.

Lightning fans can get their first-round fix on Bally Sports Sun beginning on Friday, May 14 at 6 p.m. with the premiere of the "Playoff Preview Show." The 30-minute program is a must-watch for hockey fans on both sides of the rivalry as Paul, Brian and Dave revisit Tampa Bay's phenomenal regular season, looks ahead to the road to the Stanley Cup and previews the first-round series with Bally Sports Florida - Panthers broadcasters Jessica Blaylock, Randy Moller and Ed Jovanovski. The show will air throughout the weekend leading up to Game 1.

Lightning games airing on Bally Sports Sun will stream live on the all-new Bally Sports app and on www.ballysports.com when a consumer authenticates through their pay-tv service. The Bally Sports app is available on mobile and tablet devices, including iOS and Android, as well as connected devices including, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, PlayStation, Roku Players and Roku TV, Samsung and LG platforms and Xbox One. Fans can download the app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store, Roku App Store, XBOX One App Store and Windows App Store.

First round playoff schedule:

Game

Date

Live

Coverage

Begins

Matchup

Network

1

Sunday, May 16

7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Florida

Bally Sports Sun

2

Tuesday, May 18

7:30 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Florida

Bally Sports Sun

3

Thursday, May 20

6 p.m.

Florida at Tampa Bay

Bally Sports Sun

4

Saturday, May 22

12 p.m.

Florida at Tampa Bay

Bally Sports Sun

5*

Monday, May 24

TBD

Tampa Bay at Florida

TBD

6*

Wednesday, May 26

TBD

Florida at Tampa Bay

TBD

7*

Friday, May 28

TBD

Tampa Bay at Florida

TBD

*subject to change

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