Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lighting to face off in NHL preseason game in Orlando

SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 23: Carter Verhaeghe #23 of the Florida Panthers scores the game-winning goal in overtime against Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Two of the First Round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the

The State of Florida is home to three Stanley Cup wins since 2020 – and both of the teams who made those wins happen will face off in Orlando this fall. 

The Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning are scheduled to face off in an NHL preseason contest on Sept. 25 at the Kia Center. 

"We are thrilled to welcome the Tampa Bay Lightning back to the Kia Center for their preseason contest against the Florida Panthers on September 25," Solar Bears President Chris Heller said in a news release. "We thank Julien BriseBois and the Lightning staff for being terrific partners and look forward to another fantastic experience hosting an NHL game."

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on a date yet to be announced. If you're a Lightning, Solar Bears or Orlando Magic season ticketholder, you'll be notified of exclusive presale offers. 


Panthers win their 1st Stanley Cup, top Oilers 2-1 in Game 7

The Florida Panthers are Stanley Cup champions for the first time, and they took about the hardest path possible to the title.

In last year's preseason game in Orlando, the Lightning beat the Panthers 2-0 in October.