Tampa Bay begins the session Sept. 18 against the St. Louis Blues at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., marking the second time the Lightning will have played a preseason game at the building. The Blues and Lightning also met at Amway Center on Sept. 21, 2011, and St. Louis won 4-3.
Germain Arena in Estero, Fla., also will host a Lightning preseason game. Tampa Bay and the Florida Panthers will play Sept. 26 at that location, where the Lightning are 0-3-1, the most recent result a 3-3 tie against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sept. 24, 2002. Part of Tampa Bay’s training camp before last season was held at Germain Arena.
The Lightning are 15-6-3 in the preseason dating to 2008.