Tampa Bay Lightning Schedule & Tickets

2021 Tampa Bay Lightning schedule and tickets. View home games at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. and away game dates by day, week, an opponent, day games, night games. View the upcoming schedule and get great NHL Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey ticket deals.

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  • Tampa Bay Lightning weekday games
  • Tampa Bay Lightning weekend games
  • Shop for Tampa Bay Lightning NHL tickets

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About the Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Team

The Tampa Bay Lightning are a National Hockey League team (NHL) that plays their home games at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. They play in the Atlantic division of the Eastern Conference. Other NHL teams in the same division include the Toronto Maple LeafsBoston BruinsFlorida PanthersMontreal Canadians, Buffalo Sabres, Ottawa Senators, and the Detroit Red Wings.

The Tampa Bay Lightning entered the NHL as a new expansion team in 1992 and played its first official game at the beginning of the 1992-93 hockey season. That first season, the Lightning finished with a 23-54-7 record which finished them in last place of the Norris division in the Campbell Conference. It was said at the time that one of the reasons for such a poor first season was that the Lightning should not have been in the Norris Division to begin with. Other teams in the Norris division that season, the Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota North Stars (now Dallas Stars), and St. Louis Blues were all located in the Midwest. Because NHL teams within their own division are scheduled to play each other head to head more each season, this led to the Tampa Bay Lightning to have to travel much further than the other teams had to for road games in the division.

The next season, the Lightning were moved to the Atlantic division which would make travel a little easier on their schedule. Their new division rivals were the New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals, New York Islanders, Florida Panthers, and Philadelphia Flyers. These were all teams that were located on the East coast and made travel for road trips much easier. Although it did ease travel, it did not help their play, as the team would still have losing seasons the first two years in their new division. 

In the 1995-96 NHL season, Tampa Bay finally had its first winning hockey season. After winning just 17 games the season before, the Lightning finished with a 38-32-12 record, good enough to give the franchise its first Stanley Cup playoff birth.

Tampa Bay Lightning Playoff History

The Lightning would end up losing in the first round of their first playoff appearance in 1996 to the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2. They would go on to have 6 consecutive losing seasons after that year, and would not make the playoffs again until 2003 when they would lose in the 2nd round to the New Jersey Devils after beating the Washington Capitals in round 1. Since their first year in the NHL, the Lightning has made the Stanley Cup Playoffs 12 times.

  • 1996
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2011
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup Finals Appearances

 

Tampa Bay has appeared in 3 Stanley Cup Finals and has won 2 of them, giving the young franchise and the city of Tampa, Fl. 2 Stanley Cup Championships. Their most recent Stanly Cup Finals victory in 2020 was played in Edmonton, AB because the 2019-2020 NHL hockey season was interrupted by the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. The season would later continue but the playoffs and Stanley Cup finals were moved to a "neutral" site to prevent the spread of the virus.

 

Stanley Cup Finals Championships

2004 - Defeated the Calgary Flames 4-3

2020 - Defeated the Dallas Stars 4-2

 

Stanley Cup Finals Losses

2015 - Lose finals series 4-2 to the Chicago Blackhawks

 

Going to a Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Game

If you are making your way to Amalie Arena in Tampa to see a Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game, there are some things that you should know to prepare yourself for your visit. 

      1. Arrive early: For Tampa Bay Lightning hockey games, Amalie Arena opens its doors for club and suite guests 90 minutes before game time and 1 hour before puck drop to the general public. Get there early to avoid late-arriving crowds and see pre-game Lightning Warm-ups.
      2. Dress Warm. This is a Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game that you will be attending and it could get quite cold inside Amalie Arena. It is better to have an extra sweatshirt and not need it than to need a sweatshirt and not have one.
      3. Do not try to get up during a play:  During a Tampa Bay Lightning game at Amalie Arena, If you need to go to the restroom, or you are getting up for concessions, wait until play has stopped. Nothing irritates other Tampa Bay Lightning fans more than having to get up for someone trying to pass by their seats when play is in action.
      4. Check out Ybor: Restaurants, bars, and music not far from Amalie Arena. Trolleys go back and forth to take you to the game. Great fun.
      5. Share your Tampa Bay Lightning game experience: Share Pics and videos on our Instagram page. #closeseats

 

Tampa Bay Lightning Schedule Information

 

How Many Games do the Tampa Bay Lightning Play in a Season?

The Tampa Bay Lightning play 82 regular-season games a year on schedule.  The NHL hockey regular season usually begins in October and ends in September with a majority of the games scheduled during the winter months. We will break down the Tampa Bay Lightning season opponents, game dates, and game times. 

 

How Many Home Games do the Tampa Bay Lightning Play?

The Tampa Bay Lightning play 41 of their 82 regular-season games at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. on each year's regular-season schedule.

 

What Time do the Tampa Bay Lightning Play?

The start time for any Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game all depends on the day of the week and the city they are playing in. Home games for the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena usually have the puck drop at around 7:00 PM for night games. You can check the Tampa Bay Lightning schedule above for each and every upcoming NHL game start time.

 

What Channel do the Tampa Bay Lightning play on?

Fox Sports Sun will broadcast a majority of the Tampa Bay Lightning games on TV for the upcoming season.

 

Tampa Bay Lightning Ticket Information

 

How to Find Tampa Bay Lightning Tickets on CloseSeats

Tickets to see the Tampa Bay Lightning are available with the lowest prices located at the top of our ticket listings and the highest-priced tickets at the bottom of our ticket listings. You will find tickets to every section of every NHL hockey arena on CloseSeats and you may click on that section on our Amalie Arena interactive seating charts to see available seats and prices for that specific section.

All Tampa Bay Lightning ticket sales are 100% guaranteed and will be in the section and row that you purchase.

 

How to Buy Tampa Bay Lightning Tickets 

      1. Browse our Tampa Bay Lightning schedule for the game that you would like to attend
      2. Choose the tickets for the Tampa Bay Lightning from our inventory
      3. proceed to checkout
      4. You will get an email on how to download your Tampa Bay Lightning tickets or receive an estimated shipping date. 

 

How Much do Tampa Bay Lightning tickets cost?

At CloseSeats, Tampa Bay Lightning ticket prices can be found for above and below the face value of the ticket. For games at Amalie Arena in Tampa, the seat location will have a big impact on the cost of the tickets. The Minimum price for a Tampa Bay Lightning ticket on CloseSeats.com is $6.00. No tickets can be bought or sold for under $6.00  

 

Do I Need to Print my Tickets?

No. The Tampa Bay Lightning, along with all NHL teams, will only allow mobile ticket gate entry to their games.

 

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