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Tampa Bay Lightning Release 2014-15 National Television Schedule

Now that the 2014 NHL Draft has come and gone, and Prospect Development Camp is in the rear view mirror the true off-season has officially begun. Thankfully, the people at NBC Sports have given Tampa Bay Lightning fans something to look forward to.

NBC Sports has officially unveiled their National Television Broadcast Schedule for the 2014-15 National Hockey League season, and the Tampa Bay Lightning find themselves on the list a few times.

Unlike the Boston Bruins, who along with the Washington Capitals, Los Angeles Kings, and San Jose Sharks who will be featured a whopping twelve times, the Tampa Bay Lightning have a total of five games that will be shown on the NBC Sports Network during the 2014-15 Season.

Three of those five encounters will be against Atlantic Division rivals. Among the Atlantic Division rivals, two of those occasions will be against the Buffalo Sabres – the other is the Bruins.

The other two games are against Metropolitan Division teams. The Lightning will face both Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins and Eric Staal and the Carolina Hurricanes.

I think the most compelling game on the National Television Schedule is going to be against the Boston Bruins. There is a pretty good rivalry going here with plenty of bad blood on both sides. It will be interesting to see how this new Lightning team will fair against a team with the aggression of the Bruins.

Here is a look at the Tampa Bay Lightning’s National Television Schedule for the 2014-14 Season.

Date Home Visitor Time
Tuesday, December 2nd Buffalo Sabres Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30 p.m.
Monday, December 15th Pittsburgh Penguins Tampa Bay Lightning 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 27th Carolina Hurricanes Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 3rd Tampa Bay Lightning Buffalo Sabres 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 11th Tampa Bay Lightning Boston Bruins 7:30 p.m.


* All times are Eastern and all games will be aired on the NBC Sports Network.

What game(s) are you most looking forward to on the National Television Schedule for the 2014-14 season? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


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