TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning announced the team's 2021 Preseason Schedule, presented by Florida Blue, today. It features a total of seven games, including three at AMALIE Arena.
The Lightning will kick off the 2021 preseason slate on September 28 at PNC Arena in Raleigh with a playoff re-match against the Carolina Hurricanes. They will then play their first home game on September 30 against the Nashville Predators. Tampa Bay will close out its 2021 preseason schedule with another playoff re-match featuring three consecutive games against the Florida Panthers, including one at Orlando's Amway Center on October 5. The Lightning and Panthers last played in Orlando on September 27, 2018, a 6-2 Bolts win.
Below is Tampa Bay's full preseason schedule:
Tuesday, September 28
Lightning at Hurricanes | 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 30
Lightning vs. Predators | 7 p.m.
Friday, October 1
Lightning vs. Hurricanes | 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 2
Lightning at Predators | 8 p.m.
Tuesday, October 5
Lightning vs. Panthers (Amway Center) | 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 7
Lightning vs. Panthers | 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 9
Lightning at Panthers | 7 p.m.