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Lightning gets two games on Versus, two (maybe) on NBC; also a schedule change



The Lightning will be on national television at least twice next season and possibly four times if things fall right.

Tampa Bay will be on Versus twice -- Jan. 19 against the Rangers in New York, and March 2 at home against the Flyers.

There is a chance the Lightning could get on NBC on Jan. 31, when it faces the Capitals in Washington. The network will decide later between that game and the matchup between the Red Wings and Penguins. Tampa Bay's March 14 home game against the Penguins also is a maybe, with three other games (Flyers-Rangers, Capitals-Blackhawks, Avalanche-Stars) among which NBC will pick.

On another note, the Lightning's Jan. 27 home game against the Canadiens has been switched to 7 p.m. to accommodate TSN's national telecast in Canada.

[Last modified: Friday, September 18, 2009 12:15am]


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