TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The back-to-back Stanley Cup champions will kick off their 2021 preseason against a familiar opponent.
The Tampa Bay Lightning is set to face the Carolina Hurricanes to kick off the 2021 preseason schedule on Sept. 28 in Raleigh.
The Bolts will then play their first home game on Sept. 30 against the Nashville Predators.
Below is the Lightning’s full preseason schedule:
- Sept. 28
- @ Carolina, 7 p.m (PNC Arena)
- Sept. 30
- vs. Nashville, 7 p.m. (AMALIE Arena)
- Oct. 1
- vs. Carolina, 7 p.m. (AMALIE Arena)
- Oct. 2
- @ Nashville, 8 p.m. (Bridgestone Arena)
- Oct. 5
- vs. Florida, 7 p.m. (Amway Center in Orlando)
- Oct. 7
- vs. Florida, 7 p.m. (AMALIE Arena)
- Oct. 9
- @ Florida, 7 p.m. (BB&T Center)
The Lightning and Panthers last played in Orlando on Sept. 27, 2018, a 6-2 Bolts win.