TAMPA, Fla. – Bally Sports Sun, the network home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, announced plans to premiere a brand new episode of “Inside the Lightning” Friday, Nov. 26 upon conclusion Tampa Bay’s game vs. the Seattle Kraken. *“Inside the Lightning: Rick Peckham: A Call to the Hall” *celebrates the illustrious Hall of Fame career of Tampa Bay’s long-time play-by-play announcer.

Rick takes us back to his early days in Rochester, N.Y. where his career started and also where he met Vicki, his wife of 37 years. Rick also reminisces about his first NHL job in Hartford, Conn. and working with Hall of Fame goalie Gerry Cheevers. Bolts fans will also hear some of his favorite moments from his 24 years in Tampa Bay working alongside color analysts Bobby "The Chief" Taylor and Brian Engblom. All that, exclusive footage from Rick's Hall of Fame acceptance speech last week and more await viewers Friday night on all-new “Inside the Lightning.”

Finally, Lightning fans attending the game on Friday and watching from home on Bally Sports Sun will have the opportunity to celebrate Rick as the team and network get set to honor him in a pregame on-ice ceremony. Live coverage from AMALIE Arena will start at 6:30 p.m. with the* “Lightning Live”*pregame show.

New billboards placed around Tampa Bay ahead of Friday:

Rick Peckham

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Eric Esteban, (954) 375-3634, helloflorida@ballysports.com


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