9 Steve Ott - 19 Cody Hodgson - 29 Jason Pominville ("C")
26 Thomas Vanek ("A") - 63 Tyler Ennis - 23 Ville Leino
82 Marcus Foligno - 12 Kevin Porter - 65 Brian Flynn
42 Nathan Gerbe - 55 Jochen Hecht - 36 Patrick Kaleta
24 Robyn Regehr - 57 Tyler Myers
10 Christian Ehrhoff - 6 Mike Weber
3 Jordan Leopold - 53 Mark Pysyk
30 Ryan Miller
1 Jhonas Enroth
Lineup News & Notes
John Scott, Andrej Sekera (UBI), Drew Stafford and Alexander Sulzer (IR; ACL) were scratched in Saturday's 2-1 win over Montreal. Andrej Sekera is nearing a return, but will be scratched tonight alongside John Scott and
Drew Stafford. Ryan Miller will start in goal.
According to the Stats
Buffalo are 1-0-0 in one game versus Tampa Bay this season, with Ryan Miller (1-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .968 SV%)
stopping 30 of 31 shots against. Their leading scorers in the series are Cody Hodgson, with one goal and one
assist, and Thomas Vanek, with two assists.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
17 Alexander Killorn - 91 Steven Stamkos ("A") - 26 Martin St. Louis ("A")
67 Benoit Pouliot - 11 Tom Pyatt - 89 Cory Conacher
42 Dana Tyrell - 44 Nate Thompson - 16 Teddy Purcell
74 Ondrej Palat - 63 Tyler Johnson - 71 Richard Panik
77 Victor Hedman - 6 Sami Salo
25 Matt Carle - 2 Eric Brewer
3 Keith Aulie - 75 Radko Gudas
32 Mathieu Garon
30 Cedrick Desjardins
Lineup News & Notes
Marc-Andre Bergeron, BJ Crombeen (LBI), Vincent Lecavalier (IR; foot), Brian Lee, Anders Lindback (IR; ankle),
Ryan Malone (IR; shoulder), Maatias Ohlund (IR; knee) and Benoit Pouliot (IR; UBI) were scratched in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Winnipeg. Pierre-Cedric Labrie (UBI) was placed on injured reserve yesterday.
Tampa Bay are 0-1-0 in one game versus Buffalo this season, with Mathieu Garon (0-1-0, 2.03 GAA, .905 SV%)
stopping 19 of 21 shots against. Their leading scorers in the series are Steven Stamkos, with one goal, and Cory
Conacher, with one assist.
I'm loving Pysyk so far. Why wasn't he up with the Sabres all year? He's clearly ready.
Because he wasn't ready for the NHL all season? He's arguably still not now. He's made some good plays, but he's also made some bad ones, and he still clearly needs to bulk up a bit. I have as high hopes for the kid as anyone -- his defensive IQ and skating ability are obvious -- but he is still a young player, developing, learning the pro game.