We may be in the middle of a heat wave in Tampa Bay, but we’re ready for hockey season. The ending to the Bolts playoff run is one we want to forget. It’s time to pick up where the regular season left off.
The Lightning will open the season at AMALIE Arena on October 3 against the Florida Panthers, but will spend eight of their games during the season’s opening month away from the Bay Area. The Bolts will play a home-heavy schedule during the month of December, with 10 of 14 contests taking place at AMALIE Arena. Tampa Bay’s longest homestand of the season will be five games and take place from February 25 through March 5.