The Florida Everblades and Germain Arena announced recently that the Tampa Bay Lightning will play the Florida Panthers in an NHL preseason hockey game at Germain Arena on Thursday, Sept. 26, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The Lightning's seven-game preseason schedule also was released. The Lightning will conduct training camp practices in Estero at Germain Arena from Monday, Sept. 23, thru Saturday, Sept. 28.
This marks the fifth time the Lightning will play a preseason game at Germain Arena. Tampa Bay is 0-3-1 all-time at Germain Arena. The most recent preseason contest in Estero took place on Sept. 24, 2002, a 3-3 tie with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Ticket information for the preseason game will be announced at a later date.