All Lightning games will be televised
All of the Tampa Bay Lightning regular-season games will be televised this season.
Sun Sports announced Tuesday that it will show 77 of the Lightning's games, including the opener Oct. 9 against the Panthers, which will feature a special one-hour edition of the pre-game show. The NBC Sports Network will televise the other five Lightning games.
For Sun Sports, play-by-play announcers Rick Peckham returns, as will Bobby “The Chief” Taylor as color analyst. Lightning LIVE host Paul Kennedy will be joined throughout the year by Chris Dingman and Dave Andreychuk as color analysts during pregame, postgame and intermissions. Kelly Nash also returns as in-game reporter and “Inside the Lightning” host.
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In anticipation of the start of the season, Sun Sports will televise over 30 hours of Tampa Bay Lightning programming starting on Friday, Oct. 3. For six consecutive nights on the network, ‘Countdown to Thunder’ week will feature replays of six of the best games from last season, as well as the premiere of the “Inside the Lightning: Top 10 Moments from Last Season” special. The popular “Inside the Lightning” series returns and will feature player profiles and episodes offering behind-the-scenes access to other aspects of the team and its operations -- all designed to bring the fans closer to their favorite team. There are six new episodes tentatively scheduled to air throughout the upcoming season.