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2016-17 Tampa Bay Lightning schedule

Tampa Bay Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov (90) gets checked into the boards by Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey (27) during first period action of game one of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Wednesday (04/13/16). DIRK SHADD   |   Times

Tampa Bay Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov (90) gets checked into the boards by Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey (27) during first period action of game one of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Wednesday (04/13/16). DIRK SHADD | Times

The Lightning on Tuesday announced its full 2016-17 regular-season schedule, which will be more condensed because of September's World Cup of Hockey.

Tampa Bay will play its first four games at home, including the Oct. 13 opener against the Red Wings at Amalie Arena. Then will come the first of two six-game, 11-day road trips, the second on Jan. 16-26.

There will be more back-to-backs (16) than last season (13), partly thanks to the World Cup (Sept. 17-Oct. 1). Eleven of those will come on the road, three at home. There's a stretch with three consecutive back-to-backs Jan. 17-27, one of the toughest parts of the schedule. Tampa Bay will face each of its Atlantic Division rivals four times, except for Detroit (five) and Boston (five). The Lightning will make two trips each to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York (Rangers and Islanders).

The All-Star break is Jan. 27-30, with another break Feb. 12-17. The Lightning will finish with 18 of its last 31 games at home, including five of the last eight. The finale is an April 9 home game against Buffalo.

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

2016-17 Lightning schedule

All times Eastern

Oct. 13 Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 15 New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Oct. 18 Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 20 Colorado, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 22 at Ottawa, 7 p.m.

Oct. 25 at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 27 at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 29 at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Oct. 30 at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Nov. 1 at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Nov. 3 Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 5 New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Nov. 7 at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 10 N.Y. Islanders, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 12 San Jose, 7 p.m.

Nov. 14 at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Nov. 15 at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 17 at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Nov. 19 at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.

Nov. 21 at Nashville, 8 p.m.

Nov. 23 Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 25 Columbus, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 27 at Boston, 1 p.m.

Nov. 29 at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Dec. 1 at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Dec. 3 Washington, 7 p.m.

Dec. 4 at Carolina, 5 p.m.

Dec. 8 Vancouver, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 10 Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Dec. 14 at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.

Dec. 16 at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

Dec. 17 at Edmonton, 10 p.m.

Dec. 20 Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 22 St. Louis, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 23 at Washington, 7 p.m.

Dec. 28 Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 29 Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 31 Carolina, 7 p.m.

Jan. 3 Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 5 Nashville, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 7 at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.

Jan. 8 at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

Jan. 12 Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 13 Columbus, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 16 at Los Angeles, 4 p.m.

Jan. 17 at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

Jan. 19 at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Jan. 21 at Arizona, 8 p.m.

Jan. 24 at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Jan. 26 at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 31 Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 2 Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 4 Anaheim, 7 p.m.

Feb. 7 Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 10 at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Feb. 11 at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.

Feb. 18 at Dallas, 8 p.m.

Feb. 19 at Colorado, 8 p.m.

Feb. 21 Edmonton, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 23 Calgary, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 27 Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

March 1 Carolina, 7 p.m.

March 3 at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

March 4 at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

March 6 N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m.

March 9 Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.

March 11 Florida, 7 p.m.

March 13 at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

March 14 at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

March 16 Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

March 18 Washington, 7 p.m.

March 21 Arizona, 7:30 p.m.

March 23 at Boston, 7 p.m.

March 24 at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

March 27 Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

March 30 Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

April 1 Montreal, 7 p.m.

April 2 Dallas, 6 p.m.

April 4 at Boston, 7 p.m.

April 6 at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

April 7 at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

April 9 Buffalo, 5 p.m.

2016-17 Tampa Bay Lightning schedule 06/21/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 9:57pm]
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