Sabres vs Lightning Final: 7-4 - Recap
|Sabres vs Lightning Final: 7-4 - Recap|
The Sabres got a 3-goal performance from Drew Stafford as Buffalo handed Tampa Bay a 7-4 defeat on Tuesday at St. Pete Times Forum.
Buffalo was an underdog by +120 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Buffalo got goals from Drew Stafford (3), Thomas Vanek (2), Tim Connolly, and Jordan Leopold in the victory. Stafford opened the scoring at 16:43 of the first period.
Ryan Miller stopped 30 of 34 Tampa Bay shots in the victory.
Vincent Lecavalier (2) and Sean Bergenheim (2) scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Ryan Miller.
Tampa Bay got a 21-stop effort from Dwayne Roloson in the loss.
On the power play, Buffalo went 1-for-6, while the Lightning were 1-for-5 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay outshot Buffalo 34-28 in the game.
Next game, Buffalo takes its act on the road to face Florida looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head home to face Carolina.