Lightning vs. Panthers
When/where: 7:30; Tampa Bay Times Forum
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 970-AM
Key stats: Lightning RW Marty St. Louis, with 915 career points, needs one to pass Bobby Orr for 94th all time. … The Lightning is 10-7-1 with two ties in home openers. … Florida has been outscored 9-1 in its past two games, both losses. … Tampa Bay has allowed the first goal in each of its three games but has outscored opponents 4-1 in the third period and overtime.
Blue carpet treatment: For the home opener, players will sign autographs and pose for pictures beginning at 4 p.m. outside the Times Forum.
Damian Cristodero, Times staff writer