FOX Sports Sun announces 2019 Tampa Bay Lightning playoffs 1st-round TV schedule

TAMPA, Fla. (April 8, 2019) – FOX Sports Sun announced the regional television schedule for the Tampa Bay Lightning’s first round playoff series versus the Columbus Blue Jackets, beginning with Game 1 on Wednesday, April 10. Live coverage of Game 1 starts at 6 p.m. with the Lightning Live pregame show from AMALIE Arena. FOX Sports Sun will extend Lightning Live pregame show coverage to one hour for every home game in the first round. Also scheduled to begin on Wednesday, FOX Sports Sun will bring the “Lightning Morning Skate Show” to the network at 10:30 a.m. statewide on home game days and 11:30 a.m. on road game days.

Finally, Lightning fans can get their first-round fix on FOX Sports Sun starting tonight at 5:30 p.m. with the premiere of the “Lightning Playoff Preview 2019” show. This 30-minute program will reflect on the Lightning’s historic regular season, look back at the team’s road to capturing the Presidents’ Trophy and look ahead to the road to the Stanley Cup.

Play-by-play announcer Rick Peckham and color analyst Brian Engblom will provide viewers with expert commentary throughout the first round, while host Paul Kennedy will join analysts Dave Andreychuk and Bobby “The Chief” Taylor on the broadcasts. Former Lightning player Adam Hall will join the broadcast as a special guest analyst for select games throughout the first round.

First round playoff schedule:

Game 1: Wednesday, April 10 at 6 p.m.; Columbus at Tampa Bay, on FOX Sports Sun

Game 2: Friday, April 12 at 6 p.m.; Columbus at Tampa Bay, on FOX Sports Sun

Game 3: Sunday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m.; Tampa Bay at Columbus, on FOX Sports Sun

Game 4: Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m.; Tampa Bay at Columbus, on FOX Sports Sun

**Game 5: Friday, April 19 TBD; Columbus at Tampa Bay, Network TBD

**Game 6: Sunday, April 21 TBD; Tampa Bay at Columbus, Network TBD

**Game 7: Tuesday, Apr 23 TBD; Columbus at Tampa Bay, Network TBD

**if necessary

Be sure to follow @FOXSportsBolts and @FOXSportsFL on Twitter for live coverage and broadcast updates on the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and visit for channel listings and exclusive Bolts coverage.


FOX Sports Florida & FOX Sports Sun are the regional television homes of the Orlando Magic, Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Heat, Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers. The regional sports networks have been fixtures in the homes of sports fans throughout the Sunshine State for over 30 years. Today, the networks combine to produce more than 700 live sporting events and over 300 studio based and original programs year round. FOX Sports Florida and FOX Sports Sun are committed to making a positive impact in the communities we serve by engaging our audiences and providing award winning TV and web coverage of Florida’s hometown sports teams. For more information, channel listings and how you can get involved with FOX Sports Florida / FOX Sports Sun, visit