The Tampa Bay Lightning worked to fix the situation, even trying to buy time (the St. Pete Times reports it would have cost $20K) on a local independent. That fell through, but Bright House (a local cable company) picked up the game and put it on Channel 47. But, those who don't have cable -- or live in the Tampa area and don't get Bright House -- are out of luck.
Folks in South Florida will be able to watch the game on NBC-6 as scheduled.
-- Don't forget Don Cherry makes his U.S. broadcast debut tonight on NBC.
-- Also, Damian Cristodero of the Times reports the Bolts are tightening their belts and inviting only 26 players to camp this summer; that's 28 less than last year. According to Cristodero, the Lightning aren't cutting their payroll, but it isn't rising either.