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Lightning Announce 2008 Preseason Schedule

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will play five preseason games in 2008, including two at the St. Pete Times Forum. Highlights of the schedule include two games each against the 2007-08 Eastern Conference Champion Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers, as well as a match-up against Eisbaren Berlin in Berlin, Germany before the Lightning open the season in Prague, Czech Republic. Prices and the on-sale date for preseason games will be announced at a later time.

The Lightning will open the preseason at Mellon Arena against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins on Saturday, September 20 (7:30 p.m.), then the teams will travel to the St. Pete Times Forum for a re-match Monday, September 22 (7:30 p.m.). Tampa Bay will then host the first of a home-and-home set with the Rangers on Tuesday, September 23 (7:30 p.m.), before heading to Madison Square Garden on Thursday, September 25 (7 p.m.) in their final pre-season game in North America.

From New York, the Lightning will travel to Europe where they will play their final pre-season game against Eisbaren Berlin on Sunday, September 28 (time TBA).

Following is the schedule of games for the Lightning’s 2008 preseason:

Date Opponent Location Time
Sat. Sept. 20 Pittsburgh Mellon Arena 7:30 p.m.
Mon. Sept. 22 Pittsburgh St. Pete Times Forum 7:30 p.m.
Tue. Sept. 23 NY Rangers St. Pete Times Forum 7:30 p.m.
Thur. Sept. 25 NY Rangers Madison Square Garden 7:00 p.m.
Sun. Sept. 28 Eisbaren Berlin  Berlin, Germany 10:00 p.m.
*all times EST and subject to change
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