Sun Sports announces 2014-15 Lightning broadcast schedule

Sun Sports and the Tampa Bay Lightning jointly announced today the team's 2014-15 NHL regular season television broadcast schedule, featuring 77 games broadcast on the network.

Sun Sports and the Tampa Bay Lightning jointly announced Tuesday the team's 2014-15 NHL regular season television broadcast schedule, featuring 77 games broadcast on the network.

Sun Sports will start the season in Tampa Bay as the Bolts host the in-state rival Florida Panthers. Coverage will start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9 with a special, one-hour edition of the Lightning LIVE pregame show. Lightning LIVE, Sun Sports' pregame show and extended postgame show for all home and road broadcasts, will provide viewers with an in-depth look at the team before they hit the ice versus their opponents.

Play-by-play announcer Rick Peckham returns, alongside Bobby "The Chief" Taylor as color analyst, to provide viewers with expert commentary throughout the season. Lightning LIVE host Paul Kennedy will be joined throughout the season by Chris Dingman and Dave Andreychuk as color analysts during pregame, postgame and intermissions. Kelly Nash also returns as in-game reporter and "Inside the Lightning" host.

In anticipation of the start of the season, Sun Sports will televise over 30 hours of Tampa Bay Lightning programming starting on Friday, Oct. 3. For six consecutive nights on the network, 'Countdown to Thunder' week will feature replays of six of the best games from last season, as well as the premiere of the "Inside the Lightning: Top 10 Moments from Last Season" special. The popular "Inside the Lightning" series returns and will feature player profiles and episodes offering behind-the-scenes access to other aspects of the team and its operations -- all designed to bring the fans closer to their favorite team. There are six new episodes tentatively scheduled to air throughout the upcoming season.

The 2014-2015 broadcast schedule will provide fans with an exciting, season-long slate of matchups as the Bolts look to win the Atlantic Division after last year's Stanley Cup playoffs appearance.

Be sure to follow @SunSportsBolts on twitter for live coverage and information on the Tampa Bay Lightning, and visit FOXSportsFlorida.com for channel listings, podcasts, video highlights and recaps and exclusive Bolts coverage.

Sun Sports 2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning broadcast schedule

Day Date ET vs/@ Opponent Net
Thu Oct 9, 2014 7:30 PM vs Florida Panthers SUN
Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:00 PM vs Ottawa Senators SUN
Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:30 PM vs Montreal Canadiens SUN
Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:30 PM vs New Jersey Devils SUN
Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:00 PM @ Vancouver Canucks SUN
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:30 PM @ Edmonton Oilers SUN
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:00 PM @ Calgary Flames SUN
Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:00 PM @ Winnipeg Jets SUN
Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:00 PM @ Minnesota Wild SUN
Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:30 PM vs Arizona Coyotes SUN
Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:30 PM vs Philadelphia Flyers SUN
Sat Nov 1, 2014 7:00 PM vs Washington Capitals SUN
Thu Nov 6, 2014 7:30 PM vs Calgary Flames SUN
Sat Nov 8, 2014 7:00 PM @ Columbus Blue Jackets SUN
Sun Nov 9, 2014 6:00 PM @ Detroit Red Wings SUN
Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:30 PM @ Chicago Blackhawks SUN
Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:30 PM vs San Jose Sharks SUN
Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:00 PM vs New York Islanders SUN
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:00 PM @ New York Rangers SUN
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:00 PM @ New York Islanders SUN
Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:30 PM @ Toronto Maple Leafs SUN
Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:00 PM vs Minnesota Wild SUN
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:30 PM vs New York Rangers SUN
Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:00 PM vs Ottawa Senators SUN
Mon Dec 1, 2014 7:00 PM @ New York Rangers SUN
Tue Dec 2, 2014 7:30 PM @ Buffalo Sabres  
Thu Dec 4, 2014 7:30 PM vs Buffalo Sabres SUN
Sat Dec 6, 2014 7:00 PM vs Columbus Blue Jackets SUN
Tue Dec 9, 2014 7:30 PM vs Washington Capitals SUN
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:30 PM vs Carolina Hurricanes SUN
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:00 PM @ Washington Capitals SUN
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:00 PM @ Pittsburgh Penguins  
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:00 PM @ Philadelphia Flyers SUN
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:00 PM @ New Jersey Devils SUN
Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:00 PM @ New York Islanders SUN
Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:30 PM vs Pittsburgh Penguins SUN
Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:00 PM vs Carolina Hurricanes SUN
Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:30 PM vs Toronto Maple Leafs SUN
Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:00 PM @ Buffalo Sabres SUN
Fri Jan 2, 2015 7:00 PM @ Pittsburgh Penguins SUN
Sun Jan 4, 2015 7:00 PM @ Ottawa Senators SUN
Tue Jan 6, 2015 7:30 PM @ Montreal Canadiens SUN
Fri Jan 9, 2015 7:30 PM vs Buffalo Sabres SUN
Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:00 PM @ Philadelphia Flyers SUN
Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:00 PM @ Boston Bruins SUN
Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:30 PM vs Edmonton Oilers SUN
Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:00 PM vs Colorado Avalanche SUN
Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:30 PM vs Vancouver Canucks SUN
Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:30 PM @ Carolina Hurricanes  
Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:30 PM vs Detroit Red Wings SUN
Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:30 PM vs Columbus Blue Jackets SUN
Tue Feb 3, 2015 8:00 PM @ St Louis Blues SUN
Thu Feb 5, 2015 8:30 PM @ Dallas Stars SUN
Sat Feb 7, 2015 5:00 PM vs Los Angeles Kings SUN
Sun Feb 8, 2015 5:00 PM vs Anaheim Ducks SUN
Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:00 PM @ Nashville Predators SUN
Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:30 PM vs St Louis Blues SUN
Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:00 PM @ San Jose Sharks SUN
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:30 PM @ Los Angeles Kings SUN
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:00 PM @ Anaheim Ducks SUN
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:00 PM @ Arizona Coyotes SUN
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:00 PM @ Colorado Avalanche SUN
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:30 PM vs Chicago Blackhawks SUN
Sun Mar 1, 2015 5:00 PM @ Florida Panthers SUN
Tue Mar 3, 2015 7:30 PM vs Buffalo Sabres  
Thu Mar 5, 2015 7:30 PM vs Toronto Maple Leafs SUN
Sat Mar 7, 2015 7:00 PM vs Dallas Stars SUN
Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:30 PM @ Montreal Canadiens SUN
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:00 PM @ Boston Bruins SUN
Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:00 PM vs Winnipeg Jets SUN
Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:30 PM vs Montreal Canadiens SUN
Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:30 PM vs Detroit Red Wings SUN
Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:00 PM vs Boston Bruins SUN
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:30 PM vs Florida Panthers SUN
Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:30 PM vs Nashville Predators SUN
Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:00 PM @ Detroit Red Wings SUN
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:30 PM @ Montreal Canadiens SUN
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:30 PM @ Toronto Maple Leafs SUN
Thu Apr 2, 2015 7:30 PM @ Ottawa Senators SUN
Sat Apr 4, 2015 7:00 PM @ Florida Panthers SUN
Thu Apr 9, 2015 7:30 PM vs New Jersey Devils SUN
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:30 PM vs Boston Bruins