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"Inside the Lightning: The Originals" to premiere on Fox Sports Sun

A panel of original Bolts will relieve Tampa Bay's inaugural season

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2017)― Tune in Saturday, Oct. 28 at 10 p.m., on FOX Sports Sun, the regional television home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, as we get set to premiere an all-new episode of "Inside the Lightning" upon conclusion of the Tampa Bay vs. Anaheim Ducks game. Titled "The Originals," this episode takes a "docu-style" look back at the first season of the franchise in 1992-93 when the Bolts became the first National Hockey League team in Florida.

A panel discussion hosted by Paul Kennedy sets the stage for the show as key figures from that season reminisced about the many unique aspects of the Lightning's inaugural skate through the NHL. Viewers will hear from Lightning Founder Phil Esposito and Tampa Bay's first Head Coach Terry Crisp, in addition to former players Roman Hamrlik, Chris Kontos and Brian Bradley as they reflected upon numerous special moments from that season. 

The show takes a look back at Expo Hall, the charming yet noisy venue, that hosted the Lightning's home games in that first season. Fans will get a firsthand flashback to the team's opening night on Oct. 7, 1992 as Kontos scored four goals to lead the upstart Lightning to a 7-3 win over Jeremy Roenick, Chris Chelios and the mighty Chicago Blackhawks. Also, viewers will learn about Hamrlik's transition to Tampa, coming to the city at age 18 from the Czech Republic, after being the franchise's first overall pick in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. Finally, fans will hear the panel look back on why it's still so special to have been a part of that first Lightning team 25 years ago. 

Catch the premiere on FOX Sports Sun and FOX Sports GO as we debut "Inside the Lightning: The Originals," and be sure to follow @FOXSportsBolts on Twitter and visit FOXSportsFlorida.com for channel listings and exclusive Lightning coverage from our broadcasts.

Replay Schedule:

Sun 10/29/17

4:30 PM

Mon 10/30/17

6:30 PM

Mon 10/30/17

10:30 PM

Tue 10/31/17

7:00 PM

Thu 11/02/17

6:00 PM

Sat 11/04/17

5:30 PM

Tue 11/07/17

9:00 PM

Wed 11/08/17

8:30 PM

Thu 11/09/17

11:30 AM

Thu 11/09/17

9:00 PM

Fri 11/10/17

4:00 PM

Sun 11/12/17

11:30 PM

Tue 11/14/17

5:00 PM

Thu 11/16/17

6:00 PM

Thu 11/16/17

11:30 PM

Fri 11/17/17

8:30 PM

Sat 11/18/17

5:30 PM

Mon 11/20/17

11:30 AM

Tue 11/21/17

6:00 PM

Wed 11/22/17

9:00 AM

Thu 11/23/17

10:00 AM

Fri 11/24/17

8:30 PM

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