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Tampa Bay Lightning Announce 2013 Pre-Season Schedule

Much to the joy of everyone in the Bolts Nation, the Tampa Bay Lightning has officially announced their pre-season schedule for the 2013-14 season!

The Lightning will play 7 pre-season games, 2 of which will be played at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

The Bolts will kick off the pre-season with a 4 night stretch starting on Wednesday, September 18th at the Amway Center in Orlando where they will face off with David Backes and the St. Louis Blues.

During the 7 game pre-season series, the Lightning will take on their in-state rivals, the Florida Panthers, on three separate occasions; once at the Forum, then again at the Germain Arena, and finally at the BB&T Center.

The next night, the Bolts will bring the action home as they take on Shea Weber and the Nashville Predators.

The Lightning will also visit places like the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, the Germain Arena in Estero, and the BB&T Center in Sunrise, home of the Florida Panthers.

Below is the complete 2013 Pre-Season Schedule for the Tampa Bay Lightning:

2013 Pre-Season Schedule
Weds., September 18th 7:00 p.m. Amway Center (Orlando, FL) St. Louis Blues
Thurs., September 19th 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Times Forum (Tampa, FL) Nashville Predators
Fri., September 20th 8:00 p.m. Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO) St. Louis Blues
Sat., September 21st 7:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Times Forum (Tampa, FL) Florida Panthers
Tues., September 24th 8:00 p.m. Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, TN) Nashville Predators
Thurs., September 26th 7:30 p.m. Germain Arena (Estero, FL) Florida Panthers
Sat., September 28th 7:00 p.m. BB&T Center (Sunrise, FL) Florida Panthers

*All times are Eastern Standard Time

Ticket on-sale dates for these games have not yet been announced. We will let you know as soon as more information has become available from the Lightning.

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