TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Tampa Bay Lightning will head about 3 and a half hours south on I-75 to kick off their road to a repeat championship Sunday.
The defending Stanley Cup champions will face the Florida Panthers in the first round of the NHL playoffs. The schedule for the series was announced Thursday.
- GAME 1: Lightning at Panthers – Sunday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m.
- GAME 2: Lightning at Panthers – Tuesday, May 18 at 8 p.m.
- GAME 3: Panthers at Lightning – Thursday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m.
- GAME 4: Panthers at Lightning – Saturday, May 22 at 12:30 p.m.
- GAME 5: Lightning at Panthers – Monday, May 24 (Time TBD)
- GAME 6: Panthers at Lightning – Wednesday, May 26 (Time TBD)
- GAME 7: Lightning at Panthers – Friday, May 28 (Time TBD)
To celebrate the start of playoffs, the Lightning will hold a Bolts Drive-Thru Pep Rally outside Westshore Plaza on Saturday, May 15. The even will run from 9 a.m. to noon in the Sears parking lot.
Lightning playoff yard signs and other promo items will be available at the event.