Lightning announce 2015-16 game schedule

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The Tampa Bay Lightning announced their 82-game regular season schedule for the 2015-16 season today. The Lightning’s season will open on October 8 as the Bolts raise their Eastern Conference Championship banner when they take on the Philadelphia Flyers at Amalie Arena. After the home opener Tampa Bay will hit the road for a three-game trip.


1. February and March are the Lightning’s busiest months with 14 games each

2. Tampa Bay’s final 10 games will be played against teams from Eastern Conference

3. Five of the Lightning’s first six games will come against teams that failed to make the playoffs in 2014-15.

Tampa Bay will play each of its Atlantic Division opponents four times, two at home and two on the road, with the exception of the Toronto Maple Leafs (two home, three away) and the Florida Panthers (three home, two away). It will have rematches of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks on October 24 at United Center and January 21 at Amalie Arena.

The Lightning will again play each of their non-division opponents within the Eastern Conference three times, including two match-ups at home against the New York Rangers, who the Bolts defeated to win the Eastern Conference Championship last season.  Tampa Bay will also play the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins on two occasions at Amalie Arena. The Lightning will once again play two games, one at home and one on the road, against each Western Conference team.

Fans can catch all the action and watch the Bolts defend their Eastern Conference Championship in 2015-16 by becoming a Lightning Season Ticket Member. Hockey fans looking to purchase new season tickets are encouraged to visit or call the Lightning sales team at 813.301.6600.

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