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Sun Sports Announces 2010-11 Tampa Bay Lightning TV Schedule

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

Sun Sports and the Tampa Bay Lightning have announced the lineup of games scheduled to air on Sun Sports this coming season.

And what a season it could be. Few organizations in recent professional sports have produced such a stunning managerial turnaround as the Lightning and they are now on the eve of beginning a promising new season. Hall-of-Famer Steve Yzerman’s arrival as General Manager has launched a wave of optimism unmatched since the Bolts’ 2004 Stanley Cup Championship. New Head Coach Guy Boucher unveils his up-tempo style with perennial all-stars Vincent Lecavalier and Marty St.Louis joining the NHL’s goal-scoring sensation Steve Stamkos, who shared the tally trophy with Sidney Crosby in 2010.

The 65-game Sun Sports television schedule includes 32 away and 33 home matchups, and begins with the Lightning’s regular season home opener vs. the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 7:30pm.

In addition to TV coverage, Sun Sports will also produce and make available exclusive content on the network’s website FoxSportsFlorida.comincluding exclusive analysis, behind-the-scenes video, and more. There will also be social media fan engagement on the networks’ Facebook & Twitter platforms.

Rick Peckham returns for his 15th season as Sun Sports’ Lightning play-by-play announcer and analyst Bobby “The Chief” Taylor, in his 17th year, will join him in the booth. Sun Sports’ Paul Kennedy returns for his 10th season as rinkside reporter and pre- and postgame host. Todd Kalas will also host select pre- and postgame shows and Angela Jacobs will serve as feature reporter. For the third consecutive year, Lightning on-air contributors for pre-game, intermission, and post-game coverage on Sun Sports will be former Lightning players Dave Andreychuk and Chris Dingman, who will split those duties on all home game telecasts this season.

All games are scheduled to be produced and distributed in high-definition. Home games will be preceded by the half-hour Lightning Live pregame show and all games will include Lightning Live postgame coverage from site.

Sun Sports is producing and airing an hour-long Tampa Bay Lightning Preseason Special, hosted by Paul Kennedy. It premieres October 1 at 7:00pm.

The popular Inside The Lightning series returns and will feature player profiles and episodes offering behind-the-scenes access to other aspects of the team and its operations -- all designed to bring the fans closer to their favorite team.


Tampa Bay Lightning 2010-2011 Sun Sports Television Schedule
All Games Scheduled in HD

OCTOBER

Sat     9     7:30pm    ATLANTA
Wed   13   7:30pm    @ Montreal
Mon   18   7:30pm    DALLAS
Thu    21   7:30pm    NY ISLANDERS
Fri      22   7:30pm    @ Atlanta
Sun    24   6:00pm    NASHVILLE
Wed   27   7:30pm    PITTSBURGH
Sat     30   9:00pm     @ Phoenix

NOVEMBER

Wed    3    10:00pm    @ Anaheim
Thu     4    10:30pm    @ LA Kings
Thu     11   7:00pm     @ Washington
Fri       12   7:00pm    @ Pittsburgh
Sun    14   5:00pm    MINNESOTA
Wed    17   7:00pm    @ NY Islanders
Thu     18   7:00pm    @ Philadelphia
Sat      20   7:00pm    @ Buffalo
Wed   24   7:30pm    NY RANGERS
Fri      26   5:00pm    @Washington
Sat      27   7:30pm    FLORIDA

DECEMBER

Thu     2    7:00pm     @ Boston
Sat      4    7:30pm    COLORADO
Fri     10   9:00pm    @ Edmonton
Sat     11   10:00pm    @ Vancouver
Wed   15   7:30pm    ATLANTA
Mon   20   7:30pm    CAROLINA
Wed   22   7:00pm    @ NY Islanders
Thu    23   7:00pm    @ NY Rangers
Sun    26   7:00pm    @ Atlanta
Thu    30   7:30pm    MONTREAL

JANUARY

Sat     1    7:30pm    NY RANGERS
Tue    4    7:30pm    @ Washington
Wed   5    7:00pm    @ Pittsburgh
Sat     8    7:00pm    @ Ottawa
Sun    9    5:00pm    @ New Jersey
Wed   12   7:30pm    WASHINGTON
Fri      14   7:30pm    NEW JERSEY
Tue    18   7:30pm    COLUMBUS
Thu    20   7:00pm    @ Atlanta
Fri      21   7:30pm    @ Florida
Sun    23   5:00pm    ATLANTA
Tue    25   7:30pm    TORONTO

FEBRUARY

Tue    1    7:30pm    PHILADELPHIA
Fri      4    7:30pm    WASHINGTON
Sat     12   7:30pm    CAROLINA
Tue    15   7:30pm    PHILADELPHIA
Thu    17   7:30pm    DETROIT
Sat     19   7:30pm    FLORIDA
Wed   23   7:30pm    PHOENIX
Fri      25   7:30pm    NEW JERSEY
Sun    27   1:00pm    @ NY Rangers

MARCH

Wed    2    7:00pm    @ New Jersey
Thu     3    7:00pm    @ Boston
Sat      5    7:00pm   MONTREAL
Fri      11   7:30pm    OTTAWA
Sat      12   7:00pm    @ Florida
Thu    17   7:30pm    @ Montreal
Sat     19   7:00pm    @ Ottawa
Tue    22   7:30pm    NY ISLANDERS
Fri      25   7:30pm    CAROLINA
Sat     26   7:00pm    @ Carolina
Tue    29   7:30pm    OTTAWA
Thu    31   7:30pm    PITTSBURGH

APRIL

Sat     2    2:00pm    @ Minnesota
Fri     8    7:30pm    FLORIDA
Sat     9    7:00pm   @Carolina

All times Eastern as of 9/14/10
*Schedule subject to change

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