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Tonight

Lightning at Sabres

By DAMIAN CRISTODERO
Published January 13, 2007


When/where: 7; HSBC Center, Buffalo, N.Y.

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

What to watch for: The Sabres are the top team in the East with a league-high 162 goals. ... Buffalo is 14-6-2 at home and 10-2-1 against the Southeast. Tampa Bay is 3-9-2 against the Northeast. ... Forwards Thomas Vanek and Chris Drury lead the Sabres with 23 goals. Center Daniel Briere leads with 51 points and 35 assists. ... Vanek entered Friday tied for third in the league at plus-23. ... Lightning forwards Marty St. Louis and Vinny Lecavalier are tied for third with 59 points. St. Louis is tied for the lead with 28 goals and five short-handed points. ... St. Louis has five goals and eight assists in a nine-game points streak. Lecavalier has five goals and five assists in a five-game streak. ... The Lightning has won three straight games and four of five. ... The Sabres have lost three of five overall and two straight at home. ... Buffalo leads the season series 2-0 and has outscored Tampa Bay 11-3.