Found March 19, 2012 on Fox Sports Florida:
Tune into Sun Sports at 7 p.m. to watch the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Buffalo Sabres. NHL Lightning territory. The Buffalo Sabres have missed out on chances to boost their playoff hopes in each of the past two games, but could have a better opportunity to help themselves in their next one against a struggling opponent. The visiting Sabres, though, have yet to earn a point against the Tampa Bay Lightning this season and will try to avoid getting swept in the season series for the first time Monday night. Buffalo (33-29-10) has earned at least one point in four consecutive games and 13 of 15, but dropped two key points last week with back-to-back shootout defeats. The Sabres went seven rounds Saturday before falling 3-2 in Florida. "Any point you lose right now is a lot. If it was a half a point it would be a lot," coach Lindy Ruff said. "It's disappointing. The points in the shootout are big points." Currently out of the Eastern Conference's to...
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