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    Tuesday, March 5th (All times Eastern)

    Buffalo Sabres (9-12-2) at Carolina Hurricanes (12-8-1), 7 p.m.

    (Sports Network) - With wins in each of their last three games the Carolina Hurricanes should have reason to rejoice but it isn't all good news for the first-place club.

    On Tuesday, the Hurricanes will try to get on without their No. 1 goaltender as they host the Buffalo Sabres at PNC Arena.

    Carolina matched its longest winning streak of the season with a 3-2 regulation decision Sunday at Florida, but Cam Ward suffered a sprained MCL in the victory and will miss six-to-eight weeks of action due the injury.

    Ward, who started in 60 or more games for Carolina in five of the past six seasons, is 9-6-1 with a 2.84 goals-against average in 17 contests in 2013. The third degree sprain could cost Ward the entire season, as an eight-week time frame would coincide with the conclusion of the shortened NHL season on April 27.

    Dan Ellis will serve as the club's top goaltender in Ward's absence and the club also recalled Justin Peters from Charlotte of the American Hockey League.

    Ward stopped all 15 shots he faced before leaving Sunday's 3-2 win over the Panthers. Ellis allowed two goals on 21 shots in relief to help Carolina hold on for the win and complete a sweep of the home-and-home series.

    Jordan Staal's tally at 6:10 of the second period eventually proved to be the game-winner for Carolina, which leads the Southeast Division by four points over Winnipeg.

    Justin Faulk and Alexander Semin each added a goal for the Hurricanes, who have won four of their last five.

    "We've played very strong defensively," Ellis said. "We've started to develop our team identity."

    Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen and forward Tim Brent both missed Sunday's game with lower-body injuries and each player is questionable for Tuesday.

    Carolina is kicking off a three-game homestand on Tuesday and is 5-4-0 in Raleigh this season.

    The Sabres lost a 3-2 shootout decision Sunday in New York City, ending a three-game winning streak for the club. The New York Rangers killed off five power plays, including a two-man advantage in overtime, before Rick Nash was credited with the winning shootout tally.

    Nathan Gerbe scored a short-handed goal for Buffalo and Drew Stafford had the game's only even-strength tally. Jason Pominville and Tyler Ennis each missed their chances in the shootout. Ryan Miller made 26 saves in the losing effort.

    "Getting points for us right now is the most important thing," Miller said. "It sucks to lose, but the important thing is we keep doing the right things."

    Buffalo will not have forward Patrick Kaleta for the next five games thanks to an ugly hit he delivered on New York's Brad Richards. A silence fell over Madison Square Garden early in the third when Kaleta cross-checked Richards from behind. Richards laid on the ice for several minutes, but was eventually able to return to the game.

    On Monday, Kaleta was hit with a five-game suspension, meaning he won't be eligible to return to action until Mar. 17 when the Sabres play the Washington Capitals.

    Buffalo, which is making the second stop on a four-game road trip on Tuesday, is 5-6-1 as the visiting club this season.

    Carolina is 2-0 against the Sabres in 2013 and Tuesday's encounter is the final scheduled encounter between the clubs this season.

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      St Pete pet shelter reminds about vaccination Video included

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      Natalia Lima from Friends of Strays brought Vixen by the studio to remind us of the importance of vaccinating your pets. More>>

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      Pinellas deputy who broke up beach fight tells how he did it Video included

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      Pinellas County Sheriff's deputy Sgt. Bryan Bingham went viral a few weeks ago when a video surfaced of him breaking up a fight on St. Pete Beach. More>>

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      News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

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      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week

      Updated:

      We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
      More>>

      USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

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      Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in communities across the country. Here in the Bay Area, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve as a safe place for local kids to learn and grow. Each year, they select somebody who promotes service to the club and shows strong moral character and academic success as their Youth of the Year. Recently, Kassindjaa Montague was given this honor. She sits down with Jenn to tell us her story. More>>

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      • Warmer temperatures during rest of week, Easter weekend

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        It's going to be another nice evening in the Tampa Bay area with a few clouds and temperatures in the 70s. Skies overnight will be partly cloudy with low temperatures in the upper 60s.  
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      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

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        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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