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Lightning announce pre-season schedule

The pre-season schedule includes four games on the road and three games on home ice.

TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Lightning announced its pre-season schedule Wednesday morning for next year. The team has seven matchups scheduled before the league opens up the 2019-20 season on Oct. 4, 2019.

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The pre-season schedule includes two matchups against the Carolina Hurricanes at home on Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and a contest against the Hurricanes on the road the following night at 7.

The Lightning will then faceoff against the Nashville Predators on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. on home ice before the team travels up north to face the Preds the following night at 8.

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Tampa Bay will conclude its pre-season schedule with a series against the Florida Panthers, which includes two contests on the road Sept. 24 and 26 (both at 7 p.m.) and a home game against the Panthers at 7 on Sept. 28.

Ticket information is not available at the time, but will be coming out on a later date.

Lightning preseason schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 17: Carolina, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 18: at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 20: Nashville, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 21: at Nashville, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 24: at Florida, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 26: at Florida, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 28: Florida, 7 p.m.

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