TAMPA, Fla (TBO.com)- The buzz in the building returns, just as the Lightning come back home following a successful three-game road swing to start the season.
After a 2-1 trip, Tampa Bay will open the home schedule tonight as familiar foe Florida comes to town.
“It was good to get on the road early with the guys and then to come home with four out of six points, that’s a pretty good start for us,’’ right wing Teddy Purcell said. “We’ve always been a pretty good team at home, so hopefully that momentum will carry over.’’
The Lightning have spent a good portion of the past two-plus weeks away from home, having spent six days in Fort Myers to close out training camp before embarking on the three-game swing through Boston, Chicago and Buffalo. After the long period of time away from friendly confines, Tampa Bay will spend most of the remaining days of October at home, with the next seven games at the Forum.