Hi Bolts Nation, first game between the Lightning and Sabres since October and it's at 7 p.m. on Sun Sports and 970 WFLA. What to watch for:
| ||KEY 1: PRESENCE AT SABRES NET |
Ryan Miller is expected to start and he's been very tough, with a 1.11 avg. and .962 save pct. in his last 5. If Ryan Malone returns, he's had success in tight on Miller and screening him.
| ||KEY 2: OUT GUN VANEK |
He has 23 goals in 26 games against the Bolts, but Stammer, Vinnie and Marty can trump that with the way they've been going.
| ||KEY 3: ALL HANDS ON DECK |
That was the theme in the early season wins over Buffalo, with 14 players getting points and Mathieu Garon sterling in goal. He goes again tonight.
TB has points in 8 of 9 games, while Buffalo has points in 6 straight. Should be a good one tonight. Enjoy the game everyone!
A veteran of broadcasting professional hockey for the past 33 seasons, Rick Peckham is in his 16th season as the play-by-play announcer for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Sun Sports.