Lightning vs. Sabres
When/where: 7; Tampa Bay Times Forum
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 970-AM
Key stats: Lightning C Steven Stamkos has seven goals and 12 points in his past six games. … The Sabres, with five points, are next-to-last in the league. … Tampa Bay RW Richard Panik's three power-play assists are tied for the league lead among rookies. … In its 12 games, Buffalo has been outscored 15-1 in first periods. Tampa Bay has outscored opponents 7-2. … Sabres D Mike Weber is a league-worst minus-12.
Halloween Night: A pumpkin carving contest will be held on the west plaza, and children younger than 14 who wear costumes can trick or treat on the promenade level between 5:30 and 6 p.m. Parents are asked to bring their own candy buckets or bags.