The Schedule of Tampa Bay Lightning in the Upcoming NHL Season 2022/23
By Space Coast Daily // July 30, 2022
The National hockey league (NHL) 2022/23 season is set to take off on October 7, 2022. The league, which is for professional hockey players in North America, consists of 32 teams in total, with 25 teams playing in the US, while the remaining seven play in Canada.
Being one of the major professional sports leagues in North America, the NHL is regarded as the highest professional ice hockey league in the world.
The league sees the Montreal Canadiens as the most successful team in the world after winning 25 titles, the most so far. In the just concluded 2021/22 season which ended on June 26, 2022, Colorado Avalanche saw themselves lift their 3rd title after a very successful season, with Tampa Bay Lightning as runners-up.
Tampa Bay Lightning, who play in the Atlantic division; in the Eastern conference, entered last season’s campaign as defending Champions of the Stanley Cup but fell short to Colorado Avalanche in the last game.
As the preparations for the new season have started with preseason arrangements being made, teams will be looking to bounce back and impress in the new season, especially Tampa Bay Lightning as they will look to retake their title from the reigning champions; Colorado Avalanche. The season promises to be an interesting one with the new schedule out, with juicy fixtures like Tampa Bay Lightning’s match against Colorado Avalanche on February 9, 2023. Here are the major matches of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the coming season.
New York Rangers
The match will take place on October 11, 2022, and will be the opening away game for Tampa Bay Lightning as they will look to continue their winning streak against the Rangers. The match will take place at the Madison Square Garden in New York, which is the home stadium of the New York Rangers. This will be an interesting game for the Tampa Bay fans as the opening game always promises to be intriguing.
Additionally, for those that like to enjoy a wagering experience when using the best available NHL betting odds, there will be some that will look at this game as a way of seeing whether the Lightning have what it takes to become the Atlantic Division champions. They are currently valued at +240, behind the Florida Panthers and Toronto Maple Leafs (+200).
The match against the Flyers will take place on October 18, 2022, and will be the first home game for Tampa Bay Lightning. The match will take place at the Amalie Arena, but there will be no champions decorations present, as it was for the last 3 seasons.
This will be the first time the Tampa Bay Lightning will be meeting the Florida Panthers after beating the Presidents’ Trophy champions in the second round of the playoffs last season. The match will take place on October 21, 2022, at the home stadium of the Panthers.
The Tampa Bay Lightning players and fans will travel to the Bridgestone Arena to face the Nashville Predators in what is sure to be an exciting game. For the first time, the players and fans of the Tampa Bay Lightning will see one of their players in the Predators’ colors. Defenseman; Ryan McDonagh was sold to the Predators to regulate their wages. The match will take place on November 19, 2022.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Tampa Bay Lightning will host the Toronto Maple Leafs on December 3, 2022, at their home stadium; Amalie Arena. The match will be the first between the two since their blockbuster match last season that saw Tampa Bay Lightning come back from a 3-2 deficit, through 2 goals from Nick Paul.
Detroit Red Wings
This game will see the Red Wings visit Tampa Bay Lightning at their home stadium; Amalie Arena. The match will take place on December 6, 2022, and will see Derek Lalonde; former Tampa Bay assistant in the Red Wings stands for the first time.
This looks to be an interesting fixture, as Tampa Bay Lightning will look to leave the match with maximum points after losing to the Coyotes on the same day in the last season; December 31st. Tampa Bay will play on New Year’s Eve for the second consecutive season and the match will take place at the Amalie Arena.
This will definitely be an exciting feature as former NHL champions will face the reigning champions in a blockbuster at the Tampa Bay home stadium. The match is scheduled to take place on February 9, 2023, and will be the first time they would meet after they met in the Stanley Cup final last season.
Detroit Red Wings
Tampa Bay’s final game of the season will be against the Red Wings at the Amalie Arena on April 13, 2023. Hopefully, for fans of the team, it is not the last time they see their team compete on the ice for the year, as they will be hoping the postseason will be something that they are part of.
The coming NHL season promises to be interesting with the juicy matchups that have been scheduled for the new 2022/23 season, especially the match between Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche.