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Sabres Fall 2-1 Against Tampa Bay - Game Recap

The Lightning earned a 2-1 victory over the Sabres on Saturday at HSBC Arena.

Tampa Bay was an underdog by +125 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Tampa Bay got goals from Adam Hall and Teddy Purcell in the victory. Purcell opened the scoring at 18:10 of the first period.

Mike Smith stopped 29 of 30 Buffalo shots in the victory.

Buffalo got a goal from Thomas Vanek in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Patrick Lalime stopped 20 of 22 shots for the Sabres, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Tampa Bay scored 0 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Buffalo went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Buffalo by a margin of 30-22.

Tampa Bay looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Bruins. The Sabres will aim to get back on the winning track vs Pittsburgh.