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 at AMALIE Arena on Tuesday, September 18 when they 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:
2018 TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Day Date Opponent Location Time
Tuesday September 18 vs. Carolina AMALIE Arena 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday September 19 @ Carolina PNC Arena 7:00 p.m.
Friday September 21 @ 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 @ Florida BB&T Center 7:00 p.m.