The NHL released the 2012-13 schedule on Thursday. Keep in mind that the schedule is tentative at this point given the CBA negotiations that will occur. But according to SB Nation's Travis Hughes, its not yet time to panic.
If the season begins as scheduled, the Tampa Bay Lightning will open their season on Saturday, October 13 when they will visit the Florida Panthers. The home opener for the Lightning will be Tuesday, October 16 when they host the New York Islanders. The Lightning also get two separate sets of six-game homestands, one in November and the other in March. In addition to that, they will not have a road trip longer than four games at all this season.
For the complete schedule of the Tampa Bay Lightning, please check the NHL's official website.