Florida Panthers Announce 2018 Preseason Schedule

SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers announced today the club’s schedule for the 2018 preseason. Florida will play seven total preseason games, including a double-header and two neutral site contests.

The Panthers kick off the preseason as the host of their annual double-header with the Nashville Predators on Monday, Sept. 17 at BB&T Center.

Following the double-header, the Panthers will embark on a four-game road stretch, beginning with a match-up against their Atlantic Division rivals, the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Bell Centre.

The Cats continue the road portion of their preseason schedule with the first of their two neutral site games, as they visit the Dallas Stars on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., marking the first time the Panthers have played in Tulsa.

Florida will face their intra-state rivals, the Tampa Bay Lightning, in the final three games of their preseason; in three different locations.

The two Floridian clubs will tour the Sunshine State beginning with a contest at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay on Tuesday, Sept. 25, before squaring off at Amway Center in Orlando on Thursday, Sept. 27. The match-up at Amway Center will mark the first time the Panthers and Lightning will face each other in a preseason game in Orlando since Sept. 19, 1996 at the Orlando Arena. The Panthers will close out their preseason at home as they host the Lightning on Saturday, Sept. 29 at BB&T Center.

Preseason Schedule by the Numbers:

7 – Total preseason games, including a double-header

3 – Arenas in Florida the Panthers will play preseason games

2 – Neutral site preseason games (BOK Center – Tulsa, Okla., Amway Center – Orlando, Fla.)

1 – First-ever preseason game for the Panthers in both Tulsa and Amway Center

2018 Florida Panthers Preseason Schedule

DateOpponentTimeLocation
Sept. 17vs. Nashville Predators3:30 PM (ET)BB&T Center
Sept. 17vs. Nashville Predators7 PM (ET)BB&T Center
Sept. 19at Montreal CanadiensTBDBell Centre
Sept. 22at Dallas Stars8 PM (ET)BOK Center
Sept. 25at Tampa Bay Lightning7:30 PM (ET)Amalie Arena
Sept. 27at Tampa Bay Lightning7 PM (ET)Amway Center
Sept. 29vs. Tampa Bay Lightning7 PM (ET)BB&T Center

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