2023 Tampa Bay Lightning playoff 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 playoff ticket deals.
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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 Leafs, Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers, Montreal 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.
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.
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.
2004 - Defeated the Calgary Flames 4-3
2020 - Defeated the Dallas Stars 4-2
2015 - Lose finals series 4-2 to the Chicago Blackhawks
If you are making your way to Amalie Arena in Tampa to see a Tampa Bay Lightning playoff game, there are some things that you should know to prepare yourself for your visit.
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.
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.
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.
Fox Sports Sun will broadcast a majority of the Tampa Bay Lightning games on TV for the upcoming season.
Tickets to see the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2023 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 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 and great playoff seats in almost every section of Amalie Arena in Tampa Florida by using our interactive seating charts to see available seats and prices for that specific section.
All Tampa Bay Lightning Playoff ticket sales are 100% guaranteed and will be in the section and row that you purchase.
At CloseSeats, Tampa Bay Lightning playoff ticket prices can be found for above and below the face value of the ticket. For games at Amalie Arena in Tampa Florida, the seat location will have a big impact on the cost of the tickets. The Minimum price for a 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning playoff ticket on CloseSeats.com is $6.00. No playoff tickets can be bought or sold for under $6.00
No. The Tampa Bay Lightning, along with all NHL teams, will only allow mobile ticket gate entry to their playoff games.
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