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RUHWEDEL Thread: Sabres vs. Lightning

The Sabres newest defensemen has magically turned the Sabres defense into a brick wall in which they allow no goals. Can this continue against the Lightning on Sunday night?

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Game #42

Buffalo Sabres (17-18-6) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (17-19-6)

Puck Drop - 5:00pm - First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY
TV - MSG | Radio - WGR 550-AM
SBNation Lightning Blog - Raw Charge (Please play nice if you're going to visit.)

News and Notes

- This the final meeting between the Lightning and Sabres this season and the only one that will take place at First Niagara Center. The Sabres and Lightning have split the first two games with the Lightning taking the last matchup with a 2-1 victory.

- This is also the final afternoon game for the Sabres this season. They have gone 3-4-1 in the eight previous afternoon games this season.

- Steven Stamkos has 8 goals and 18 points in 18 career games played against the Sabres. He scored in each matchup this season against Buffalo as well. He is also riding a three game point streak as well with one goal and two assists in three games.

- Thomas Vanek has 23 goals and 12 assists in 35 career games against the Lightning. He did not register a goal in either matchup against the Lightning this season.

- The Sabres and Lightning are 4-4-2 in their last 10 games with the Lightning losing their last two and the Sabres coming off a 1-0 win over the Flyers.