The Tampa Bay Lightning (2-3-2, six points) enjoy a light schedule the weekend of Oct. 21-23, playing just once during that span, but the one game they're due to play surely won't be easy.
The Lightning welcome the Buffalo Sabres (5-1-0, 10 points) to the St. Pete Times Forum on Saturday, Oct. 22, with the puck scheduled to drop at 7 PM. The teams split the season-series in 2010/11, 2-2, with each team winning once on its opponent's home ice.
Tampa Bay has struggled mightily this season, dropping five straight games from Oct. 8-Oct. 17 before topping the New York Islanders, 4-1, on Thursday night. Meanwhile, the Sabres are surging, as they've won each of the first three games on their current road trip, which ends Saturday night at the Forum. They're strong on both ends of they ice, scoring at least three goals in each game this season while allowing more than two goals just once.
Tune in to Sun Sports at 7 PM Saturday night to see if the Lightning can sneak enough shots past Ryan Miller (save percentage: 95.0) to end Buffalo's road trip on a down note. The two teams will battle again on Tuesday night, this time in Buffalo.