The Panthers came out with their preseason schedule on Tuesday, with no major changes from what we've already known.
For the first time in a long time, the Panthers will host four exhibition games in Sunrise. Of course, two of those games will be held on one night. Florida plays host to the Preds for a double-header on Sept. 19 -- just two days after the team takes the ice for the first time. Training camp opens Saturday Sept. 17.
The Panthers will also host the Lightning and Stars; Florida will visit the Lightning and Stars.
For the first time probably in franchise history, the Panthers will not spend a single night of training camp outside the Sunshine State. Florida will fly to Dallas the day of the game on Sept. 29 and fly home immediately following the game. Then the team has a week to get ready for the 2011-12 season opener.
We're getting closer.
2011 PRESEASON SCHEDULE:
Mon., Sept. 19 vs. Nashville Predators BankAtlantic Center 3:00 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 19 vs. Nashville Predators BankAtlantic Center 7:30 p.m.
Fri., Sept 23 @ Tampa Bay Lightning St. Pete Times Forum 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 24 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning BankAtlantic Center 7:30 p.m.
Tue., Sept. 27 vs. Dallas Stars BankAtlantic Center 7:30 p.m.
Thu., Sept.29 @ Dallas Stars American Airlines Center 8:30 p.m.