(via TampaBay Lightning Communications) - The Tampa Bay Lightning will play a total of six preseason games in 2014, the team announced today. They will kick-off their preseason schedule on Tuesday, September 23 against the Nashville Predators at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Bolts play the Predators, Dallas Stars and Florida Panthers each twice during the preseason.

The Lightning travel to Nashville to play their first road preseason game on Thursday, September 25 at Bridgestone Arena. Tampa Bay also plays road games against the Stars and Panthers during the preseason. The Bolts wrap-up their 2014 preseason schedule on Saturday, October 4 at the Times Forum with a game against the Panthers.

Ticket on-sale dates for all games will be announced at a later date.

Tampa Bay is 20-8-3 during the preseason dating back to 2008 and also went 5-2-0 last year.


The following is the schedule of games for the Lightning’s 2014 preseason:


Tuesday September 23rd – vs Nashville Predators – 7:0pm
Thursday September 25th – AT Nashville Predators – 8:00pm
Friday September 26th – vs Dallas Stars – 7:30pm
Tuesday September 20th – AT Dallas Stars – 8:30pm
Thursday October 2nd – AT Florida Panthers – 7:30pm
Saturday October 4th – vs Florida Panthers

(All home games will be played at the Tampa Bay Times Forum)