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Fox Sports Sun announces Lightning television schedule for 2017-18 season

Seventy six regular season games to televised and streamed on FOX Sports GO

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2017) - FOX Sports Sun, the local television home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, announced today the network will produce and televise 76 regular season Lightning games as part of the 2017-18 National Hockey League season.

Opening night coverage begins on Friday, Oct. 6, live from AMALIE Arena with the premiere of Inside the Lightning Live! at 6:30 pm followed by the Lightning Live! pregame show at 7 pm. The hour-long broadcast leads right up to puck drop at 7:30 pm when the Bolts host the Florida Panthers. All broadcasts throughout the season will feature half-hour Lightning Live! pregame shows along with extended postgame coverage from site. Lightning Live! will originate from AMALIE Arena for home games, while away games will be anchored from the FOX Sports studio in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Play-by-play announcer Rick Peckham returns, alongside color analyst Brian Engblom, to provide viewers with expert commentary throughout the season. Lightning Live! host Paul Kennedy will be joined throughout the season by Bobby "The Chief" Taylor and Dave Andreychuk as analysts during pregame, postgame and intermission.

Once again, all 76 Tampa Bay Lightning games televised on FOX Sports Sun will also be streamed live on FOX Sports GO. FOX Sports GO is available to customers of participating pay-TV providers on iOS, Android, Fire tablets and Fire phones, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Roku, Windows devices and online at FOXSportsGO.com. Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store.

Of the Lightning's complete 82-game schedule, FOX Sports Sun will not be able to televise six games due to national television exclusivity.

NEW THIS SEASON

FOX Sports Sun will join the Lightning in celebrating their 25th anniversary season by televising twenty 'Inside the Lightning Live!' broadcasts throughout the season. These half hour shows will feature live guests and feature content highlighting 25 years of Lightning hockey as well as community initiatives. Caley Chelios will join the team as a reporter for these special broadcasts that will air before pregame shows on the below dates.

'Inside the Lightning Live!' Schedule

 

Fri

6-Oct

6:30 pm

vs

FLA

Sat

14-Oct

6 pm

vs

STL

Sat

21-Oct

6 pm

vs

PIT

Thu

2-Nov

6:30 pm

vs

NYR

Sat

4-Nov

6 pm

vs

CBJ

Thu

16-Nov

6:30 pm

vs

DAL

Sat

18-Nov

6 pm

vs

NYI

Sat

2-Dec

6 pm

vs

SJ

Sat

9-Dec

6 pm

vs

WPG

Sat

23-Dec

6 pm

vs

MIN

Fri

29-Dec

6:30 pm

vs

PHI

Thu

18-Jan

6:30 pm

vs

LV

Thu

8-Feb

6:30 pm

vs

VAN

Sat

10-Feb

6 pm

vs

LA

Sat

17-Feb

6 pm

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NJ

Sat

3-Mar

12 pm

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PHI

Sat

10-Mar

12 pm

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MON

Sat

17-Mar

6 pm

vs

BOS

Sun

1-Apr

5 pm

vs

NSH

Fri

6-Apr

6:30 pm

vs

BUF

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