TAMPA - All 82 regular season Lightning games will telecast in the Tampa market this season after Sun Sports announced it will broadcast 77 games, all in high definition.
In addition, two games will be available over the air via CW-44, which will air the Nov. 15 game at Phoenix as well as the April 5 game against Dallas. With three games currently scheduled to air nationally on NBC Sports Network - Oct. 8 at Buffalo, Oct. 29 at New Jersey and March 4 at St. Louis - every regular season game will be covered.
The broadcast team of Rick Peckham and Bobby “The Chief’’ Taylor return to the booth while sideline reporter/host Paul Kennedy along with analysts Chris Dingman and Dave Andreychuk also return for pregame and postgame coverage. Kelly Nash will also join the crew as social media reporter and as the host for select airings of Inside the Lightning.
Tampa Bay opens the season Oct. 3 at Boston while the regular season concludes on April 13 in Washington.