Lightning open camp, get ready to cram for Saturday opener

    Guy Boucher has put together a crash course on team bonding.

   After holding their first post-lockout workout Sunday on home ice in Tampa, the Lightning will travel about 2 1-2 hours south for four days of practice and team activities starting Monday in Estero, Fla.

   Tampa Bay, which missed the playoffs last season one year after reaching the Eastern Conference finals, opens the regular season Saturday night at home against the Washington Capitals.

   The Lightning held a fan fest before Sunday's practice, an event that included an hour-long autograph session. Several thousand fans attended and gave the team a loud ovation at the beginning and end of the workout.
 

   They will play six of their first eight games at home, and are scheduled to play their 48 games in just more than three months, wrapping up April 27th, also at home.  The team released their full schedule Saturday night, after the NHL Players Association finally voted to ratify the new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the league.

 

Monthly Breakdown

Month                   Home        Away     Total

January                 4               2            6

February                7               8            15

March                    7               7            14

April                      6               7            13

 

 

Breakdown by Day

Day                       Home        Away     Total

Monday                 1               2            3

Tuesday                7               5            12

Wednesday           1               1            2

Thursday               5               4            9

Friday                   3               0            3

Saturday               5               7            12

Sunday                 2               5            7

 

 

2012-13 LIGHTNING SCHEDULE

 

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME

 

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME

Sat., Jan. 19

Washington

7:00PM

 

Thu., Mar. 7

Winnipeg

7:30PM

Mon., Jan. 21

@ NY Islanders

1:00PM

 

Sat., Mar. 9

Montreal

7:00PM

Tue., Jan. 22

@ Carolina

7:00PM

 

Tue., Mar. 12

@ Florida

7:30PM

Fri., Jan. 25

Ottawa

7:30PM

 

Thu., Mar. 14

NY Islanders

7:30PM

Sun., Jan. 27

Philadelphia

6:00PM

 

Sat., Mar. 16

Carolina

7:00PM

Tue., Jan. 29

Florida

7:30PM

 

Mon., Mar. 18

Philadelphia

7:30PM

Fri., Feb. 1

Winnipeg

7:30PM

 

Wed., Mar. 20

@ Toronto

7:00PM

Sat., Feb. 2

NY Rangers

7:00PM

 

Sat., Mar. 23

@ Ottawa

2:00PM

Tue., Feb. 5

@ Philadelphia

7:30PM

 

Sun., Mar. 24

@ Winnipeg

8:00PM

Thu., Feb. 7

@ New Jersey

7:00PM

 

Tue., Mar. 26

Buffalo

7:30PM

Sat., Feb. 9

@ Boston

1:00PM

 

Fri., Mar. 29

New Jersey

7:30PM

Sun., Feb. 10

@ NY Rangers

7:30PM

 

Tue., Apr. 2

Florida

7:30PM

Tue., Feb. 12

Montreal

7:30PM

 

Thu., Apr. 4

@ Carolina

7:00PM

Thu., Feb. 14

Washington

7:30PM

 

Sat., Apr. 6

@ NY Islanders

1:00PM

Sat., Feb. 16

@ Florida

7:30PM

 

Sun., Apr. 7

@ Washington

7:00PM

Tue., Feb. 19

Toronto

7:30PM

 

Tue., Apr. 9

Ottawa

7:30PM

Thu., Feb. 21

Boston

7:30PM

 

Thu., Apr. 11

Pittsburgh

7:30PM

Sat., Feb. 23

@ Carolina

7:00PM

 

Sat., Apr. 13

@ Washington

7:00PM

Sun., Feb. 24

@ Pittsburgh

7:30PM

 

Sun., Apr. 14

@ Buffalo

5:00PM

Tue., Feb. 26

Buffalo

7:30PM

 

Tue., Apr. 16

@ Winnipeg

8:00PM

Thu., Feb. 28

@ NY Rangers

7:00PM

 

Thu., Apr. 18

@ Montreal

7:30PM

Sat., Mar. 2

@ Boston

7:00PM

 

Sun., Apr. 21

Carolina

6:00PM

Mon., Mar. 4

@ Pittsburgh

7:30PM

 

Wed., Apr. 24

Toronto

7:00PM

Tue., Mar. 5

@ New Jersey

7:00PM

 

Sat., Apr. 27

Florida

7:30PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012-13 HOME AND ROAD BREAKDOWN

 

HOME GAMES

 

AWAY GAMES

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME

 

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME

Sat., Jan. 19

Washington

7:00PM

 

Mon., Jan. 21

@ NY Islanders

1:00PM

Fri., Jan. 25

Ottawa

7:30PM

 

Tue., Jan. 22

@ Carolina

7:00PM

Sun., Jan. 27

Philadelphia

6:00PM

 

Tue., Feb. 5

@ Philadelphia

7:30PM

Tue., Jan. 29

Florida

7:30PM

 

Thu., Feb. 7

@ New Jersey

7:00PM

Fri., Feb. 1

Winnipeg

7:30PM

 

Sat., Feb. 9

@ Boston

1:00PM

Sat., Feb. 2

NY Rangers

7:00PM

 

Sun., Feb. 10

@ NY Rangers

7:30PM

Tue., Feb. 12

Montreal

7:30PM

 

Sat., Feb. 16

@ Florida

7:30PM

Thu., Feb. 14

Washington

7:30PM

 

Sat., Feb. 23

@ Carolina

7:00PM

Tue., Feb. 19

Toronto

7:30PM

 

Sun., Feb. 24

@ Pittsburgh

7:30PM

Thu., Feb. 21

Boston

7:30PM

 

Thu., Feb. 28

@ NY Rangers

7:00PM

Tue., Feb. 26

Buffalo

7:30PM

 

Sat., Mar. 2

@ Boston

7:00PM

Thu., Mar. 7

Winnipeg

7:30PM

 

Mon., Mar. 4

@ Pittsburgh

7:30PM

Sat., Mar. 9

Montreal

7:00PM

 

Tue., Mar. 5

@ New Jersey

7:00PM

Thu., Mar. 14

NY Islanders

7:30PM

 

Tue., Mar. 12

@ Florida

7:30PM

Sat., Mar. 16

Carolina

7:00PM

 

Wed., Mar. 20

@ Toronto

7:00PM

Mon., Mar. 18

Philadelphia

7:30PM

 

Sat., Mar. 23

@ Ottawa

2:00PM

Tue., Mar. 26

Buffalo

7:30PM

 

Sun., Mar. 24

@ Winnipeg

8:00PM

Fri., Mar. 29

New Jersey

7:30PM

 

Thu., Apr. 4

@ Carolina

7:00PM

Tue., Apr. 2

Florida

7:30PM

 

Sat., Apr. 6

@ NY Islanders

1:00PM

Tue., Apr. 9

Ottawa

7:30PM

 

Sun., Apr. 7

@ Washington

7:00PM

Thu., Apr. 11

Pittsburgh

7:30PM

 

Sat., Apr. 13

@ Washington

7:00PM

Sun., Apr. 21

Carolina

6:00PM

 

Sun., Apr. 14

@ Buffalo

5:00PM

Wed., Apr. 24

Toronto

7:00PM

 

Tue., Apr. 16

@ Winnipeg

8:00PM

Sat., Apr. 27

Florida

7:00PM

 

Thu., Apr. 18

@ Montreal

7:30PM

 

 

 

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