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ESPN opening-night tripleheader kicks off Lightning’s national TV schedule

The Oct. 10 game against Nashville will be the first of 11 nationally televised games for Tampa Bay during the 2023-24 season.
 
Brandon Hagel and the Lightning's season opener against the Predators Oct. 10 at Amalie Arena will be part of ESPN's opening-night tripleheader. It will be the first of 11 national broadcasts for Tampa Bay this season.
Brandon Hagel and the Lightning's season opener against the Predators Oct. 10 at Amalie Arena will be part of ESPN's opening-night tripleheader. It will be the first of 11 national broadcasts for Tampa Bay this season. [ JEFFEREE WOO | Times ]
Published Aug. 30, 2023|Updated Aug. 30, 2023

TAMPA — The Lightning will have 11 nationally televised games this season, including their Oct. 10 opener against the Predators, a 5:30 p.m. broadcast on ESPN that will kick off the network’s opening-night tripleheader.

The Tampa Bay-Nashville game will be followed by Chicago-Pittsburgh at 8 and Seattle-Las Vegas at 10:30.

Eight of the Lightning’s games will be televised on the Disney networks (ESPN, ESPN+/Hulu). Three others will be on TNT.

Tampa Bay will have four national games in February, including both games of a back-to-back series in New York: Feb. 7 against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden (TNT) and Feb. 8 vs. the Islanders at UBS Arena (ESPN).

Here is the complete Lightning national TV schedule:

Tuesday, Oct. 10 (season opener), vs Nashville Predators, 5:30 p.m., ESPN/ESPN+

Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Buffalo Sabres, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Thursday, Nov. 16, at Chicago Blackhawks, 8 p.m., ESPN+/Hulu

Thursday, Jan. 18, vs. Minnesota Wild, 7 p.m., ESPN+/Hulu

Wednesday, Feb. 7, at New York Rangers, 7 p.m., TNT

Thursday, Feb. 8, at New York Islanders, 8 p.m., ESPN

Thursday, Feb. 22, vs. Washington Capitals, 7 p.m, ESPN

Sunday, Feb. 25, at New Jersey Devils, 1 p.m., TNT

Saturday, March 16, at Florida Panthers, 6 p.m., ESPN+/Hulu

Wednesday, March 27, vs. Boston Bruins, 7:30 p.m., TNT

Saturday, April 6, vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 1 p.m, ABC/ESPN+

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