Sun Sport reveals Lightning broadcast schedule

Sixty-five times, the Lightning will be televised on Sun Sports TV this season.  32 away games, 33 home games, and all the pre-and-post game trimmings that you are used to.

All games are scheduled to be in High Definition this season, which is a first for the Lightning...  That being said, there is still wonderment on how more home games are being broadcast over road games.  Cost of production, I am sure, is part of the reasoning...

Whatever the case, below the jump we'll have Sun Sports official press release on the schedule as well as the schedule itself.  Please note that this is on top of the already announced national TV schedule that includes multiple Lightning games on Versus,NBC, and Canadian TV.

SUN SPORTS ANNOUNCES 2010-11 TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING 
TV SCHEDULE

65 Games to be Produced and Aired by Sun Sports

All Games Scheduled in HD

"Lightning LIVE" Pregame & Postgame

Season Opener vs. Atlanta First Up on Sun Sports' Schedule

            TAMPA (September 14, 2010) - Sun Sports and the Tampa Bay Lightning have announced the lineup of games scheduled to air on Sun Sports this coming season. 

            And what a season it could be.  Few organizations in recent professional sports have produced such a stunning managerial turnaround as the Lightning and they are now on the eve of beginning a promising new season. Hall-of-Famer Steve Yzerman's arrival as General Manager has launched a wave of optimism unmatched since the Bolts' 2004 Stanley Cup Championship. New Head Coach Guy Boucher unveils his up-tempo style with perennial all-stars Vincent Lecavalier and Marty St.Louis joining the NHL's goal-scoring sensation Steve Stamkos, who shared the tally trophy with Sidney Crosby in 2010.

            The 65-game Sun Sports television schedule includes 32 away and 33 home matchups, and begins with the Lightning's regular season home opener vs. the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 7:30pm.

            In addition to TV coverage, Sun Sports will also produce and make available exclusive content on the network's website - FOXSportsFlorida.com - including exclusive analysis, behind-the-scenes video, and more. There will also be social media fan engagement on the networks' Facebook & Twitter platforms.

Rick Peckham returns for his 15th season as Sun Sports' Lightning play-by-play announcer and analyst Bobby "The Chief" Taylor, in his 17th year, will join him in the booth.  Sun Sports' Paul Kennedy returns for his 10thseason as rinkside reporter and pre- and postgame host.  Todd Kalas will also host select pre- and postgame shows and Angela Jacobs will serve as feature reporter. For the third consecutive year, Lightning on-air contributors for pre-game, intermission, and post-game coverage on Sun Sports will be former Lightning playersDave Andreychuk and Chris Dingman, who will split those duties on all home game telecasts this season.         

            All games are scheduled to be produced and distributed in high-definition.  Home games will be preceded by the half-hour LIGHTNING LIVE pregame show and all games will include LIGHTNING LIVE postgame coverage from site.

Sun Sports is producing and airing an hour-long TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING PRESEASON SPECIAL, hosted by Paul Kennedy.  It premieres October 1 at 7:00pm. 

The popular INSIDE THE LIGHTNING series returns and will feature player profiles and episodes offering behind-the-scenes access to other aspects of the team and its operations -- all designed to bring the fans closer to their favorite team.

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TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

2010-2011 Sun Sports Television Schedule

 

All Games Scheduled in HD

OCTOBER

Sat    9       7:30 PM      ATLANTA

Wed  13      7:30 PM      @ Montreal

Mon   18      7:30 PM      DALLAS

Thu    21      7:30 PM      NY ISLANDERS

Fri     22      7:30 PM      @ Atlanta

Sun   24      6:00 PM      NASHVILLE

Wed  27      7:30 PM      PITTSBURGH

Sat    30      9:00 PM      @ Phoenix

NOVEMBER

Wed  3       10:00 PM    @ Anaheim

Thu    4       10:30 PM    @ LA Kings

Thu    11      7:00 PM      @ Washington

Fri     12      7:00 PM      @ Pittsburgh

Sun            14               5:00 PM            MINNESOTA

Wed  17      7:00 PM      @ NY Islanders

Thu    18      7:00 PM      @ Philadelphia

Sat    20      7:00 PM      @ Buffalo

Wed  24      7:30 PM      NY RANGERS

Fri     26      5:00 PM      @Washington

Sat    27      7:30 PM      FLORIDA

DECEMBER

Thu    2       7:00 PM      @ Boston

Sat    4       7:30 PM      COLORADO

Fri     10      9:00 PM      @ Edmonton

Sat    11      10:00 PM    @ Vancouver

Wed  15      7:30 PM      ATLANTA

Mon   20      7:30 PM      CAROLINA

Wed  22      7:00 PM      @ NY Islanders

Thu    23      7:00 PM      @ NY Rangers

Sun   26      7:00 PM      @ Atlanta

Thu    30      7:30 PM      MONTREAL

 

JANUARY

Sat    1    7:30 PM      NY RANGERS

Tue    4    7:30 PM      @ Washington

Wed  5    7:00 PM      @ Pittsburgh

Sat    8    7:00 PM      @ Ottawa

Sun   9    5:00 PM      @ New Jersey

Wed  12   7:30 PM      WASHINGTON

Fri     14   7:30 PM      NEW JERSEY

Tue    18   7:30 PM      COLUMBUS

Thu    20   7:00 PM      @ Atlanta

Fri     21   7:30 PM      @ Florida

Sun   23   5:00 PM      ATLANTA

Tue    25   7:30 PM      TORONTO

FEBRUARY

Tue    1    7:30 PM   PHILADELPHIA

Fri     4    7:30 PM   WASHINGTON

Sat    12   7:30 PM   CAROLINA

Tue    15   7:30 PM   PHILADELPHIA

Thu    17   7:30 PM   DETROIT

Sat    19   7:30 PM   FLORIDA

Wed  23   7:30 PM   PHOENIX

Fri     25   7:30 PM   NEW JERSEY

Sun   27   1:00 PM   @ NY Rangers

MARCH

Wed  2    7:00 PM   @ New Jersey

Thu    3    7:00 PM   @ Boston

Sat    5    7:00 PM   MONTREAL

Fri     11   7:30 PM   OTTAWA

Sat    12   7:00 PM   @ Florida

Thu    17   7:30 PM   @ Montreal

Sat    19   7:00 PM   @ Ottawa

Tue    22   7:30 PM   NY ISLANDERS

Fri     25   7:30 PM   CAROLINA

Sat    26   7:00 PM   @ Carolina

Tue    29   7:30 PM   OTTAWA

Thu    31   7:30 PM   PITTSBURGH

 

APRIL

Sat    2    2:00 PM   @ Minnesota

Fri     8    7:30 PM   FLORIDA

Sat    9    7:00 PM   @Carolina

ALL TIMES EASTERN   As of 9/14/10             

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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