Apr 04, 2012; Montreal, QC, CAN; Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) before the first period against Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Center. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-US PRESSWIRE
The Tampa Bay Lightning will play a preseason game at the Amway Center on September 27. This will be the second hockey game ever played at Amway Center.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will play an NHL preseason game against the Carolina Hurricanes this fall at the Amway Center in Orlando. The game is set for Sept. 27 according to a press release from the Hurricanes.
Per Canes press release, #tblightning will play Carolina Sept. 27th at Amway Center in Orlando. (Subject to CBA agreement)— Mike Corcoran (@MikeCorcoranNHL) June 12, 2012
Last September, the Lightning played the first-ever game at Amway Center. The Lightning lost to the St. Louis Blues 4-3 in front of 12,000 fans. The game received great reviews from both players and fans alike. Apparently it was successful enough that they want to do it again this September.
The only thing that could derail this game, is the possibility that a new collective bargaining agreement will not be put in place in time. The current CBA expires on September 15, but given the recent memory of losing the 2004-05 season because of the last lockout, there should be some incentive to not repeat past mistakes.