Tampa Bay vs Buffalo Recap - Lightning Win 4-3
|Tampa Bay vs Buffalo Recap - Lightning Win 4-3|
The Lightning earned a 4-3 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday behind a 36-save performance from Mathieu Garon at First Niagara Center.
Tampa Bay won as a +127 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Tampa Bay got goals from Vincent Lecavalier, Ryan Malone, Nate Thompson, and Steven Stamkos in the victory. Lecavalier opened the scoring at 13:03 of the first period.
Mathieu Garon turned in a 36-save effort for the Lightning.
Brad Boyes, Thomas Vanek, and Nathan Gerbe scored for the Sabres, finding the net behind Mathieu Garon.
Ryan Miller stopped 19 of 23 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-3 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Buffalo by a margin of 39-23.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act on the road to face Nashville looking for another win. For Buffalo, they head home to face Columbus.