The Tampa Bay Lightning has beaten the Detroit Red Wings in the last two playoffs.
This year, the Red Wings will try to get even in the Bolts’ season opener.
Tampa Bay is at home on Oct. 13 to take on the Wings. The Lightning follows with games against New Jersey (Oct. 15), Florida (Oct. 18) and Colorado (Oct. 20).
A six-game road trip follows. In all, Tampa Bay will play 14 of its first 24 games on the road.
The Lightning will play Pittsburgh, the team that ousted it from the playoffs, at home on Dec. 10.
The Lightning concludes its schedule on April 9 against Buffalo.
There is still no word on where star center Steven Stamkos might sign, but if it is in his hometown of Toronto, the teams will play at Amalie on Dec. 29.