Lightning announce 2014 preseason schedule

Tampa, Florida -- The Tampa Bay Lightning will play a total of six preseason games in 2014, the team announced Friday.

The team will kick-off their preseason schedule on Tuesday, Sept. 23 against the Nashville Predators at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Bolts play the Predators, Dallas Stars and Florida Panthers each twice during the preseason.

The Lightning travel to Nashville to play their first road preseason game on Thursday, Sept. 25 at Bridgestone Arena. Tampa Bay also plays road games against the Stars and Panthers during the preseason. The Bolts wrap-up their 2014 preseason schedule on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Times Forum with a game against the Panthers.

Ticket on-sale dates for all games will be announced at a later date.

Tampa Bay is 20-8-3 during the preseason dating back to 2008 and also went 5-2-0 last year.

The following is the schedule of games for the Lightning's 2014 preseason:

Tuesday, Sept. 23 vs. Nashville Predators
7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay Times Forum

Thursday, Sept. 25 vs. Nashville Predators
8 p.m.
Bridgestone Arena

Friday, Sept. 26 vs. Dallas Stars
7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay Times Forum

Tuesday, Sept. 30 vs. Dallas Stars
8:30 p.m.
American Airlines Center

Thursday, Oct. 2 vs. Florida Panthers
7:30 p.m.
BB&T Center

Saturday, Oct. 4 vs. Florida Panthers
7 p.m.
Tampa Bay Times Forum


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