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Tampa Bay Lightning

Bolts vs. Sabres Keys to the Game

Saturday, 02.11.2012 / 1:46 PM / Bolts Report
By Rick Peckham  - Tampa Bay Lightning Broadcaster
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Bolts vs. Sabres Keys to the Game

Keys to the Game

Hi Bolts Nation, first game between the Lightning and Sabres since October and it's at 7 p.m. on Sun Sports and 970 WFLA. What to watch for:

KEY 1: PRESENCE AT SABRES NET
Ryan Miller is expected to start and he's been very tough, with a 1.11 avg. and .962 save pct. in his last 5. If Ryan Malone returns, he's had success in tight on Miller and screening him.
KEY 2: OUT GUN VANEK
He has 23 goals in 26 games against the Bolts, but Stammer, Vinnie and Marty can trump that with the way they've been going.
KEY 3: ALL HANDS ON DECK
That was the theme in the early season wins over Buffalo, with 14 players getting points and Mathieu Garon sterling in goal. He goes again tonight.

TB has points in 8 of 9 games, while Buffalo has points in 6 straight. Should be a good one tonight. Enjoy the game everyone!

A veteran of broadcasting professional hockey for the past 33 seasons, Rick Peckham is in his 16th season as the play-by-play announcer for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Sun Sports.