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Bolts announce 2018 preseason game schedule, presented by Florida Blue

Tampa Bay's seven-game preseason slate includes a trip to the Amway Center in Orlando for a matchup vs. the Panthers

by Press Release /

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning released its seven-game schedule for the 2018 preseason, presented by Florida Blue, today. The schedule features three games at AMALIE Arena, as well as an exhibition contest against the Florida Panthers at the Amway Center in Orlando.

The Lightning will open the 2018 preseason, presented by Florida Blue, at AMALIE Arena on Tuesday, September 18 when the play host to the Carolina Hurricanes. Tampa Bay will also play home games on Saturday, September 22 against the Nashville Predators and Tuesday September 25 versus the Panthers. 

The Bolts' return to Orlando will be the team's third exhibition game at the Amway Center, home of the NBA's Orlando Magic and the ECHL's Orlando Solar Bears, and their seventh appearance there overall. Tampa Bay's most recent game at Amway Center was September 18, 2013, a 4-3 shootout win against the St. Louis Blues. 

The remainder of the schedule is below:

Day                    Date                          Opponent          Location                                   Time   

Tuesday             September 18            vs. Carolina        AMALIE Arena                          7:30 p.m.

Wednesday        September 19            at Carolina          PNC Arena                                7:00 p.m.

Friday                September 21            at Nashville        Bridgestone Arena                     7:00 p.m.

Saturday            September 22            vs. Nashville       AMALIE Arena                          7:00 p.m.

Tuesday             September 25            vs. Florida          AMALIE Arena                          7:30 p.m.

Thursday            September 27            vs. Florida          Amway Center (Orlando, FL)      7:00 p.m.

Saturday            September 29            at Florida            BB&T Center                             7:00 p.m.


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