- Tampa Bay plays each division opponent four times, twice at home and twice on the road, with the exception of Ottawa (three home, two away) and Detroit (two home, three away). Detroit, which is new to the Eastern Conference, visits Tampa on Dec. 12 and Feb. 8.
- The Lighting will play each of its non-division East opponents three times.
- The NHL will break for more than two weeks in February to allow players to represent their countries in the Winter Olympics in Russia.
- Tampa Bay plays 14 of its final 20 games at home.
- The Lightning do not have a road trip longer than four games.
Sat., March 1 at Dallas, 3 p.m.
Tue., April 1 vs. Montreal, 7:30 p.m.