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Panthers Announce 2011 Preseason Schedule

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, FL –The Florida Panthers today announced their six-game 2011 preseason schedule.

“We have put together a fantastic preseason schedule that has our club leaving Florida just once,” said Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon. “This schedule gives our coaching staff valuable time to work with and prepare our players before the start of the season in October. Additionally, this schedule gives our fans ample opportunity to watch our team practice at home, as well as to take in a special Hockey Day in South Florida doubleheader on Sept. 19.”
Florida opens the preseason on Monday, Sept. 19 with a doubleheader against the Nashville Predators that will take place on the Lexus Rink at the BankAtlantic Center. The first game will be played at 3 p.m., followed by the second game at 7:30 p.m. Further information regarding the special events and promotions surrounding Hockey Day in South Florida will be announced at a later date.
Following the doubleheader, Florida will compete in a home and home set against the Tampa Bay Lightning (at Tampa Bay on Friday, Sept. 23; vs. Tampa Bay on Saturday, Sept. 24). The Panthers host the Dallas Stars on Tuesday, Sept. 27, before closing out the preseason with a trip to Dallas on Sept. 29.
Exact dates and times for Panthers rookie camp and main camp will be announced in mid-August.
Date Opponent Location Time
Mon., Sept. 19 vs. Nashville Predators BankAtlantic Center 3:00 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 19 vs. Nashville Predators BankAtlantic Center 7:30 p.m.
Fri., Sept 23 @ Tampa Bay Lightning St. Pete Times Forum 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 24 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning BankAtlantic Center 7:30 p.m.
Tue., Sept. 27 vs. Dallas Stars BankAtlantic Center 7:30 p.m.
Thu., Sept. 29 @ Dallas Stars American Airlines Center 8:30 p.m.

*All Times Eastern - dates & times subject to change without notice**
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