LIGHTNING ANNOUNCE 2011 PRESEASON SCHEDULE

By on June 22, 2011

[media-credit attachment_id=5029 name=” ” align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE courtesy of the Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will play a total of six preseason
games in 2011 the team announced today. They will play their lone
preseason game at the St. Pete Times Forum on Friday, September 23 against
the Florida Panthers.

The Lightning will kick off their preseason schedule in St. Louis on
Tuesday, September 20 when they take on the Blues at Scottrade Center.
The Bolts and Blues will meet again the next night with the location being
TBD. The game was originally scheduled to be played at the MTS Centre in
Winnipeg and is being changed due to the franchise relocation of the
Atlanta Thrashers.

Tampa Bay will then play a back-to-back set with Florida Friday, September
23 at the St. Pete Times Forum and the next night at the BankAtlantic
Center. The games will mark the second consecutive season the intra-state
rivals will play a back-to-back games during the preseason.

The Lightning will conclude the 2011 exhibition season with a pair of
games in Quebec against the Montreal Canadiens. On Thursday, September 29
the Bolts will travel to the Bell Centre in Montreal for their first
preseason appearance since 2006. On Saturday, October 1 the Bolts will
take on the Canadiens in Quebec City, the province’s capital, at the
Colisee Pepsi. The visit will mark the Lightning’s first game in Quebec
City since April 29, 1995, a regular season game against the Quebec
Nordiques. Tampa Bay lost that game, 4-1.

The following is the schedule of games for the Lightning’s 2011 preseason:

Date Time
Venue
Opponent
Tuesday, September 20 7:30 p.m. Scottrade Center (St.
Louis, Missouri) St. Louis Blues
Wednesday, September 21 TBD TBD**
St. Louis Blues
Friday, September 23 7:30 p.m. St. Pete Times Forum
(Tampa, Florida) Florida Panthers
Saturday, September 24 7 p.m. BankAtlantic Center
(Sunrise, Florida) Florida Panthers
Thursday, September 29 7:30 p.m. Bell Centre (Montreal,
Quebec) Montreal Canadiens
Saturday, October 1 7 p.m. Colisee Pepsi
(Quebec City, Quebec)** Montreal Canadiens

* All times Eastern and subject to change
** Lightning will serve as home team

— ALL IN —

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