FOX Sports Florida, Sun Sports announce Lightning first-round broadcast schedule

FOX Sports Florida and Sun Sports announced the networks will air all of the first round playoff games between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens, beginning with Game 1 on Wednesday, April 16, live on Sun Sports.

TAMPA, Fla. -- FOX Sports Florida and Sun Sports announced the networks will air all of the first round playoff games between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens, beginning with Game 1 on Wednesday, April 16, live on Sun Sports.

Lightning fans and viewers throughout North / Central Florida will want to get to a television early, as all home and road television broadcasts will feature a one-hour pregame show. Each game will also feature an extended, one-hour postgame show. With games scheduled to be replayed late at night and the following day, FOX Sports Florida and Sun Sports will be airing just under 50 hours of Lightning programming on the networks through the first four games.

Play-by-play announcer Rick Peckham and color analyst Bobby "The Chief" Taylor will provide viewers with expert commentary throughout the first round, while hosts Paul Kennedy and Kelly Nash will join analysts Dave Andreychuk and Chris Dingman on the broadcasts.

The complete playoff schedule:

Game Date Live Coverage Begins Matchup Network
1 Wed, Apr 16 6 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay Sun Sports
2 Fri, Apr 18 6 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay FOX Sports Florida
3 Sun, Apr 20 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Montreal Sun Sports
4 Tue, Apr 22 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Montreal FOX Sports Florida
5* Thu, Apr 24 6 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay Sun Sports
6* Sun, Apr 27 TBD Tampa Bay at Montreal Sun Sports
7* Tue, Apr 29 TBD Montreal at Tampa Bay FOX Sports Florida