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Tonight: Lightning at Sabres

By TOM JONES
Published March 9, 2006


WHEN/WHERE: 7; HSBC Arena, Buffalo.

TV/RADIO: Sun Sports; 620-AM.

SEASON SERIES: The Lightning is 0-2-1.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The Sabres have given the Lightning fits this season, winning once in a shootout and the past two meetings by a combined score of 7-2. ... This is the second of season-long five-game road trip for the Lightning. ... The Sabres are 3-1 since the Olympic break and have won three in a row. ... Buffalo's victory Tuesday was its 39th, the most it has ever had after 60 games. ... Lightning forward Rob DiMaio is out with a bad back. Forward Evgeny Artyukhin will serve the last game of his two-game suspension for hitting Ottawa's Antoine Vermette with Vermette's helmet.