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      "After a wet Saturday, we are not expecting to see as much rainfall across the Tampa Bay area on Sunday," said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips. 
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    Thursday, January 30th (All times Eastern)

    Buffalo Sabres (14-30-8) at Phoenix Coyotes (25-18-140), 9 p.m.

    (SportsNetwork.com) - The Phoenix Coyotes may be set to play under a different name next season, but there isn't too much they would change about their most recent effort on the ice.

    The Coyotes try to resume their five-game homestand with another victory on Thursday night as they battle the Buffalo Sabres.

    The franchise announced on Wednesday that, effective next season, the club will drop Phoenix from its team name in favor of going by the Arizona Coyotes.

    The club has carried the Phoenix moniker since arriving from Winnipeg in 1996 but the team hasn't played in Arizona's capital since relocating to the city's northwestern suburbs for the 2003-04 season.

    One day prior, the Coyotes bested the Los Angeles Kings by a 3-0 score, getting 30 saves from Thomas Greiss and a pair of goals by defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

    Phoenix began its homestand by winning for just the fourth time in its last 11 games and is three points behind Vancouver for the eighth spot in the Western Conference.

    "We played really hard, physical," Greiss said. "We didn't give them much. It should give us confidence for the future."

    Shane Doan logged his 500th career assist and Antoine Vermette followed up a hat trick in Sunday's loss to Vancouver with his 19th goal of the season. He has six tallies and two assists over a five-game point streak.

    Greiss, meanwhile, was making his first start since getting pulled early versus Anaheim on Jan. 11 and logged his second shutout of the season as well as the third of his career. He earned another outing tonight from coach Dave Tippett and will face Buffalo for the first time.

    The backup is 7-3-1 with a 2.00 goals against average and .935 save percentage in 13 games (9 starts) this season.

    Oliver Ekman-Larsson had two goals for the Coyotes, who started a five-game homestand with just their fourth victory in 11 games.

    It might not be a bad idea to give No. 1 starter Mike Smith another break tonight. Smith was the victim of an unfortunate bounce when these clubs last met in Buffalo on Dec. 23, a 2-1 overtime victory over the Sabres.

    In that contest, Buffalo's Mark Pysyk fired a shot from near the right circle 3:47 into the extra session that was initially stopped by Smith, but the puck bounced straight up into the air and was batted down by a Phoenix defender and landed in the back of Smith's pants.

    Smith, unaware of the disc wedged in his pants, turned and slid backwards into the net carrying the puck across the goal line for the game-winner.

    "If they (the officials) don't see the puck they're supposed to blow the whistle. That didn't happen," said Smith after that game. "I didn't feel it at all. I didn't know what happened. I know the puck went up in the air but I had no idea where it went after that."

    Ryan Miller made 36 saves for the Sabres to remain unbeaten in his career versus the Coyotes. He has won all five previous starts with a 0.98 GAA and one shutout.

    The Sabres have won seven of their last eight versus the Coyotes overall and have taken their last three trips to the desert by an 11-3 margin.

    Miller got Tuesday off after giving up two goals on 33 shots in 3-0 setback to Pittsburgh the previous night and backup Jhonas Enroth made 30 saves in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals.

    The setback, the Sabres' seventh in their last eight games, spoiled Philip Varone's first career goal as well as two markers by Cody Hodgson.

    Varone lit the lamp for the first time in his fourth NHL game.

    "I mean, it's every kid's dream," said the 23-year-old Varone. "I've thought about it a lot ever since I was called up. It took me 27 games to get my first pro goal in the AHL, so this one came a little bit sooner. It's a good weight off the shoulders."

    Christian Ehrhoff also scored and both Matt Moulson and Tyler Ennis had two assists in defeat as Buffalo sits last in the NHL standings with 36 points.

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      Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter Video included

      Updated:

      In 2010, James Santella, a firefighter from Spring Hill, started having trouble putting his gear on. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
      More>>

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      Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year' Video included

      Updated:

      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>>

      Furry friends from Suncoast Animal League stop by Video included

      Updated:

      The Suncoast Animal League is a non-profit, no-kill, no-time limit animal rescue agency located in Palm Harbor. Executive Director Rick Chaboudy More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 14-15

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      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
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      News Now: Tampa Port Authority's President talks growth at the port Video included

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      Port Tampa Bay just had their annual State of the Port Luncheon. This week Tampa Port Authority's President and CEO, Paul Anderson, stopped by to give us further insight.  More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 7-8 Video included

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      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
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      Deaf Literacy Center to hold first-ever silent dinner Video included

      Updated:

      For the first time ever in the Tampa Bay area, the Deaf Literacy Center is holding a 100% voices off silent dinner. Everybody working at the restaurant this evening will be deaf or hard of hearing, including servers, cashiers, and bartenders. The event is taking place on February 15th at 4pm at Farmer Boy Restaurant in Clearwater. Pattie Sanchez from The Diversity Initiative, Pinellas Public Library Cooperative's Deaf Literacy Coordinator Rosa Rodriguez, and volunteer/advocate Jenny Locy stop... More>>

      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

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      In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

      Updated:

      Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

      Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
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      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Friday, January 16 2015 12:49 PM EST2015-01-16 17:49:27 GMT
        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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      • Rainy weekend in Tampa Bay

        Rainy weekend in Tampa Bay

        Saturday, February 28 2015 5:04 PM EST2015-02-28 22:04:28 GMT
        "After a wet Saturday, we are not expecting to see as much rainfall across the Tampa Bay area on Sunday," said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips. 
        "After a wet Saturday, we are not expecting to see as much rainfall across the Tampa Bay area on Sunday," said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips. 
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