Lightning at Sabres
When/where: 7; HSBC Arena, Buffalo, N.Y.
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM.
Injuries: Tampa Bay — LW Gary Roberts (groin), LW David Koci (hand) and C Jeff Halpern (knee) are out; LW Ryan Malone (upper body) and LW Matt Pettinger (knee) are day to day. Buffalo — C Tim Connolly (rib) and RW Patrick Kaleta (neck) are out; LW Andrew Peters (abdomen) is day to day.
Key stats: The Sabres entered Tuesday with the league's third-best penalty kill at 88 percent and were one of six teams that had not allowed a short-handed goal. … LW Thomas Vanek led the league with 20 goals. … Buffalo killed 31 of 32 short-handed situations in its past seven games.