Buffalo cruised to victory on Monday, earning an easy 7-3 win over the Lightning at St. Pete Times Forum.
The Sabres were a -120 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Buffalo got goals from Jason Pominville (2), Marcus Foligno (2), Brad Boyes, Drew Stafford, and Corey Tropp in the victory. Stafford opened the scoring at 11:31 of the first period.
Ryan Miller turned in a 24-save effort for the Sabres.
Ryan Malone, Bruno Gervais, and Trevor Smith scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Ryan Miller.
Tampa Bay got a 20-stop effort from Dwayne Roloson in the loss.
On the power play, Buffalo went 2-for-4, while the Lightning were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Buffalo outshot Tampa Bay 38-27 in the game.
Next game, Buffalo takes its act home to face Montreal looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head home to face Edmonton.