01.09.2015 Tampa Bay Lightning versus Buffalo Sabres game day coverage

The Tampa Bay Lightning (26-12-4) return to the Sunshine State to play a lone game at home before heading back on the road, the opposition being the Buffalo Sabres (14-25-3) who lost last night to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Tampa Bay has won their past two games and are 7-2-1 in their past 10... On the other hand, the Sabres are on a six-game losing streak and 1-8-1 in their last 10. Their loss to the Hurrcanes keeps them a single point ahead of Carolina for the Eastern Conference cellar spot, and 4 points head of the Edmonton Oilers for the worst record in hockey.
But as Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said last month, standings don't mean S-with-a-T. Standings coupled with being the flip-side of back-to-back games will mean T-with-a-P unless the Lightning come to play.