Lightning opens season Jan. 19 at home vs. Capitals; training camp in Tampa and Estero
All indications are the Lightning will open its 48-game season Jan. 19 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum against Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals. The rest of the schedule might not be released until Saturday after the Players' Association ratifies the new collective bargaining agreement.
Training camp will be Sunday and Monday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum and then switch Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday to Germain Arena in Estero. The Lightning will have a fan event at the Times Forum on Sunday.