FOX Sports Sun scheduled to broadcast 75 Lightning games in 2016-17

BY foxsports • September 7, 2016

TAMPA, Fla. -- FOX Sports Sun and the Tampa Bay Lightning jointly announced the team's 2016-17 NHL regular season television schedule, featuring 75 games broadcast on the network.

FOX Sports Sun will start the season in Tampa Bay as the Bolts host the Detroit Red Wings at Amalie Arena. Coverage will start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 with a special, one-hour edition of the Lightning LIVE pregame show. Play-by-play announcer Rick Peckham returns, alongside color analyst Brian Engblom, to provide viewers with expert commentary throughout the season. Lightning LIVE host Paul Kennedy will be joined throughout the season by Bobby "The Chief" Taylor and Dave Andreychuk as analysts during pregame, postgame and intermission.

Of the Lightning's complete 82-game schedule, FOX Sports Sun will not be able to televise seven games due to national television exclusivity.

New this season: LIVE STREAMING

In an exciting new addition to the way Bolts fans can watch this season, all 75 Tampa Bay Lightning games televised on FOX Sports Sun will also be streamed live on FOX Sports GO. FOX Sports GO is available to customers of participating pay-TV providers on iOS, Android, Fire tablets and Fire phones, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Roku, Windows devices, and online at Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store.

Be sure to follow @FOXSportsBolts on Twitter for live coverage and information on the Tampa Bay Lightning, and visit for channel listings, video highlights, recaps and exclusive Bolts coverage.

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