'Inside the Lightning: Johnson and Palat' premieres Jan. 31 on Sun Sports

BY foxsports • January 30, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. -- On Saturday, Jan. 31, at 10:30 p.m., Sun Sports, the regional television home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, will premiere a brand new episode of "Inside the Lightning" upon conclusion of the Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets game. Titled "Johnson and Palat," this episode goes all-access with two of the Lightning's youngest rising stars as they continue making an impact in their second season with the Bolts.

Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat, who each received NHL Rookie of the Year nominations last season, have developed into two thirds of a fearsome line combination, which along with Nikita Kucherov, have helped propel the Lightning up the Eastern Conference standings. As good as they are on the ice, the dominating duo have also formed a friendship that goes beyond their remarkable plays on the ice.

Hailing from Spokane, Wash., Johnson was born into skating thanks to his mom's time spent as a skate coach. His parents were very involved in his hockey development as family vacations were trips to different hockey tournaments. Palat is from Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic, where he grew up skating on a frozen lake and loved to take early morning trips to the ice rink with his father. Teammates in 2011 with the Norfolk Admirals, they immediately played well together and helped that team win the Calder Cup.

Be sure to tune in for this special episode as we take the pair to Splitsville in Channelside Bay Plaza to compete in three games: bowling, digital charades and a quiz we've dubbed Bolts Buddies.

Re-Air Schedule:

Tue 2/3/2015 8:30 a.m.

Tue 2/3/2015 7:00 p.m.

Thu 2/5/2015 11:30 p.m.

Sat 2/7/2015 8:00 p.m.

Tue 2/10/2015 11:00 p.m.

Thu 2/12/2015 10:30 p.m.

Sun 2/15/2015 11:00 p.m.

Wed 2/18/2015 8:30 a.m.

Sat 2/21/2015 7:00 p.m.

Sun 2/22/2015 10:00 p.m.

Fri 2/27/2015 10:30 p.m.

See all of this and more on "Inside the Lightning: Johnson and Palat," and be sure to follow @SunSportsBolts on twitter and visit www.FOXSportsFlorida.com for channel listings and exclusive Tampa Bay Lightning coverage.