By BRANT JAMES
© St. Petersburg Times, published February 25, 2001
WHEN/WHERE: 2; HSVC Arena, Buffalo, N.Y.
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THE LOWDOWN: The Sabres are second in the Northeast Division and 12th in the Eastern Conference with 70 points. The Lightning is last in the Southeast Division and the conference with 41 points. ... Buffalo lost 7-3 at home Friday night. ... Left wing Miroslav Satan leads the Sabres with 22 goals, 28 assists, 50 points and a plus-minus of 10. Buffalo has two wins and three ties in five overtime home games. Tampa Bay is the worst NHL road team with four wins. ... ... The Sabres' Denis Hamel is 14th in rookie goal scoring (eight). ... The Sabres' Dominik Hasek is third in save percentage (.920). He leads the league in shutouts (eight) and is 25-19-4. Buffalo and Edmonton are the only teams not to allow a short-handed goal at home.