The Schedule

The Schedule is out! The Schedule is out!

NHL.com has the Lightning's exact schedule and opening night (October 5th) will indeed have the Bolts facing the Carolina Hurricanes at 7:30 at the St. Petersburg Times Forum.

I get sick looking at how many times the Lightning play the Panthers or Hurricanes or Thrashers (sidenote - any other Tampa Bay resident mistaking THrashers for Threshers lately?). The Panthers and Bolts play a home-and-home series on the 7th and 8th of October and 2 games within a week in April.

The Bolts deal with Western Conference teams in early December as well as mid January.... The rest is an eclectic mix of the Eastern Conference.

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