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VERSUS, TSN2 to show Lightning-Sabres

Monday, 10.24.2011 / 10:34 PM / Schedule

NHL.com

Two of the more exciting teams in the Eastern Conference will face each other in front of a nationally-televised audience Tuesday night.

The Buffalo Sabres, who are off to a 5-2-0 start, will host the Tampa Bay Lightning (3-3-2) in the second game of a home-and-home series at First Niagara Center. Game time is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET and can be seen on VERSUS in the United States and TSN2 in Canada.

After a sluggish 1-3-2 start, Tampa Bay will be seeking its third straight win Tuesday. Surprisingly, defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron currently leads the club with 9 points (2 goals, 7 assists). Buffalo, meanwhile, had won three straight before suffering a 3-0 loss to the Bolts on Saturday night. Mathieu Garon made 21 saves for the Lightning and earned his first shutout in 11 months.

Canadian fans will be treated to a second nationally-televised game as the Carolina Hurricanes (3-3-2) face the Ottawa Senators at the RBC Center. That game begins at 7 p.m. ET and can be seen on TSN and RDS2.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the OT winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round