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Sabres face Lightning in a battle for the final playoff spot

@ 7:30 PM

Last Game:
Tampa Bay: Mar 17 vs. Blues-Lightning Lost 3-1

Buffalo: Mar 17 @ Panthers-Sabres Lost 3-2(SO)

Record:
Tampa Bay: 32-32-7
Buffalo: 33-29-10

Points:
Tampa Bay: 71
Buffalo: 76

Rank In Conference:
Tampa Bay: 13th
Buffalo: 10th

Power Play Ranking:
Tampa Bay: 15.5(23rd)
Buffalo: 15.7(21st)

Penalty Kill Ranking:
Tampa Bay: 78.6(T-26th)
Buffalo: 81.6(20th)

Goals For:
Tampa Bay: 197(10th)
Buffalo: 173(26th)

Goals Against:
Tampa Bay: 237(30th)
Buffalo: 198(T-19th)

Shots For:
Tampa Bay: 1956(27th)
Buffalo: 2075(20th)

Shots Against:
Tampa Bay: 2128(11th)
Buffalo: 2250(25th)

Blocked Shots:
Tampa Bay: 1086(10th)
Buffalo: 933(21st)

Hits:
Tampa Bay: 1542(20th)
Buffalo: 1331(30th)

Faceoff Percentage:
Tampa Bay: 48.8(T-21st)
Buffalo: 49.2(20th)

Team Leaders:
Goals:

Tampa Bay: Stamkos(50), St Louis(23), Lecavalier(21), Purcell(20), Malone(13)
Buffalo: Pominville(25), Vanek(23), Hodgson(16), Roy(15), Stafford(14)

Assists:
Tampa Bay: St Louis(41), Purcell(36), Stamkos(34), Lecavalier and Malone(25)
Buffalo: Pominville(39), Vanek(27), Ehrhoff and Stafford(25), Roy(24)

Points:
Tampa Bay: Stamkos(84), St Louis(64), Purcell(56), Lecavalier(46), Malone(38)
Buffalo: Pominville(64), Vanek(50), Roy and Stafford(39), Hodgson(33)

Plus/Minus:
Tampa Bay: Purcell(+9), Bergeron(+6), Commodore(+5), Smith and Stamkos(+3)
Buffalo: Sulzer and Ennis(+8), Foligno(+4), Gerbe, Stafford, Hodgson(+3)

Penalty Minutes:
Tampa Bay: Stamkos and Malone(64), Lecavalier and Hedman(46), Brewer(35)
Buffalo: Kaleta(114), Weber(58), Roy(50), McCormick(49), Vanek(48)

Shots:
Tampa Bay: Stamkos(251), Lecavalier(171), St Louis(162), Purcell(126)
Buffalo: Pominville(195), Stafford(191), Vanek(184), Roy(151), Ehrhoff(133)

Blocked Shots:
Tampa Bay: Clark(171), Brewer(151), Hedman(102), Thompson(55)
Buffalo: Leopold(107), Regehr(92), Sekera(80), Weber(77)

Hits:
Tampa Bay: Brewer(166), Malone(124), Thompson(106), Clark(104), Stamkos(100)
Buffalo: Regehr(156), Kaleta(127), Weber(113), Stafford(91), Myers(73)

Face-Off Wins:
Tampa Bay: Lecavalier(505), Stamkos(460), Hall(266), Thompson(249)
Buffalo: Roy(577), Hodgson(238), Pominville(172), Hecht(136)

Today’s Starting Goaltender Matchup:
Tampa Bay: Dwayne Roloson 8-14-2 3.73 GAA .880 SV% 1 SO
Buffalo: Ryan Miller 25-18-7 2.58 GAA .914 SV% 5 SO

Notes:
Last Meeting: Feb 11 @ Buffalo-Sabres Lost 2-1

Season Series: Lightning Lead 3-0
All-Time: Sabres Lead 46-22-5
All-Time @ TB: Sabres Lead 24-9-3

Injury Report:
Tampa Bay: Ohlund Knee Surgery(IR/Out), Tyrell Knee Surgery(IR/Out), Bergeron Back Surgery(IR/Out), Lecavalier Broken Hand(IR/Out), Gervais Upper Body(Out), Garon Lower Body(Out), Shannon Upper Body(Questionable), Thompson Upper Body(Questionable)
Buffalo: Hecht Concussion(IR/Out), Ellis Knee(Out), Gerbe Upper Body(Questionable), Myers Suspended(Out)

Next 5 Games:
Mar 21 vs. Montreal Canadiens 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Mar 23 at New York Rangers 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Mar 24 vs. Minnesota Wild 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Mar 27 at Washington Capitals 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Mar 30 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 7:30 PM(MSG HD)

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