The Florida Panthers announced their 2011 preseason schedule.
From the team's official news release:
The Florida Panthers today announced their six-game 2011 preseason schedule.
"We have put together a fantastic preseason schedule that has our club leaving Florida just once," said Florida Panthers executive vice president and general manager Dale Tallon. "This schedule gives our coaching staff valuable time to work with and prepare our players before the start of the season in October. Additionally, this schedule gives our fans ample opportunity to watch our team practice at home as well as to take in a special Hockey Day in South Florida doubleheader on September 19th."
Florida opens the preseason on Monday, September 19th with a doubleheader against the Nashville Predators that will take place on the Lexus Rink at the BankAtlantic Center. The first game will be played at 3:00 PM followed by the second game at 7:30 PM. Further information regarding the special events and promotions surrounding Hockey Day in South Florida will be announced at a later date.
Following the doubleheader, Florida will compete in a home-and-home set against the Tampa Bay Lightning (at Tampa Bay on Friday, September 23rd; vs. Tampa Bay on Saturday, September 24th). The Panthers host the Dallas Stars on Tuesday, September 27th before closing out the preseason with a trip to Dallas on September 29th.
The Panthers' 2011 preseason schedule is as follows:
(game start times are in Eastern Time)
September 19* - vs. Nashville, 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
September 23 - at Tampa Bay, 7:30 PM
September 24 - vs. Tampa Bay, 7:30 PM
September 27 - vs. Dallas, 7:30 PM
September 29 - at Dallas, 8:30 PM
Florida Panthers official news release (July 26):
Panthers announce 2011 preseason schedule
South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Panthers blog (July 26):
Panthers open up preseason with home doubleheader on September 19th
Miami Herald's On Frozen Pond blog (July 26):
Florida Panthers finally unveil preseason schedule
Litter Box Cats (July 26):
Panthers (officially) release 2011 preseason schedule