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Lightning announce 2019-20 regular season home opener

The Bolts open their home schedule on Oct. 3 vs. the Panthers

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that they will open their 2019-20 home schedule against the Florida Panthers on October 3 at AMALIE Arena.

The Bolts defeated the Panthers, 2-1 in a shootout, in their home opener last season. This will mark the seventh time overall Tampa Bay will kick off its home slate against its cross-state rivals. The Lightning have a record of 4-2-0 in those games.

Tampa Bay owns an all-time record of 16-7-3 in home openers and has won seven consecutive dating back to 2011. The Panthers handed the Lightning that loss, a 7-4 decision.

The Lightning's full 2019-20 regular season schedule will be announced at a later date.

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