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Insider: Lockout Officially Over, 2012 Tampa Bay Lightning Schedule

Posted By Mike Corcoran On January 12, 2013 @ 10:55 PM In 1040 Sports,Insider Main,main feature,NHL | No Comments

After what seemed like a process that took far too long, the NHL Lockout officially came to end at around 10:15 Saturday night with both the NHL and NHLPA signing off on a memorandum of understanding. As a result, the NHL is officially back to business as usual.

With the lockout now officially in the books, one of the first orders of business was the release of the NHL schedule. Here is how it breaks down for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

January
19  Washington, 7
21  at Islanders, 1
22  at Carolina, 7
25  Ottawa, 7:30
27  Philadelphia, 6
29  Florida, 7:30

February
1   Winnipeg, 7:30
2   Rangers, 7
5   at Philadelphia, 7:30
7   at New Jersey, 7
9   at Boston, 1
10  at Rangers, 7:30
12  Montreal, 7:30
14  Washington, 7:30
16  at Florida, 7:30
19  Toronto, 7:30
21  Boston, 7:30
23  at Carolina, 7
24  at Pittsburgh, 7:30
26  Buffalo, 7:30
28  at Rangers, 7
March
2   at Boston, 1
4   at Pittsburgh, 7:30
5   at New Jersey, 7
7   Winnipeg, 7:30
9   Montreal, 7
12  at Florida, 7:30
14  Islanders, 7:30
16  Carolina, 7
18  Philadelphia, 7:30
20  at Toronto, 7
23  at Ottawa, 2
24  at Winnipeg, 8
26  Buffalo, 7:30
29  New Jersey, 7:30
April
2   Florida, 7:30
4   at Carolina, 7
6   at Islanders, 7
7   at Washington, 7
9   Ottawa, 7:30
11  Pittsburgh, 7:30
13  at Washington, 7
14  at Buffalo, 5
16  at Winnipeg, 8
18  at Montreal, 7:30
21  Carolina, 6
24  Toronto, 7
27  Florida, 7

The one thing that sticks out right away is the start of the season that will see six of the first eight games played at the Tampa Bay Times forum, giving the team every opportunity in the world to get off to a fast start.

But now, it is time for training camp to get under way.  Finally.

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