Don't know anything about Dish/DirectTV availability.
If anyone gets the Tennessean, it was listed yesterday and today in the sports TV listings as having Buffalo/Florida game on NHL Network tonight. Scrolling through the channels I saw it listed on channel 276, clicked it on and it was on! Comcast office worker guy said it would be on beginning November 1 on ch. 276, but it's on NOW!!!
I watched Vokoun play tonight, gave up an unlucky, sort of off his back goal (it went up about 10 feet in the air and came down behind him) in the losing effort.