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Recap - Sabres Defeat Tampa Bay 3-1

The Sabres earned a 3-1 victory over the Lightning on Sunday at First Niagara Center.

Buffalo was favored by -115 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Buffalo got goals from Jochen Hecht, Kevin Porter, and Tyler Ennis in the victory. Ennis opened the scoring at 4:09 of the first period.

Jhonas Enroth turned in a 32-save effort for the Sabres.

Benoit Pouliot scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Jhonas Enroth.

Mathieu Garon stopped 19 of 22 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Buffalo went 1-for-3, while the Lightning were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay outshot Buffalo 33-22 in the game.

Buffalo looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Bruins. The Lightning will aim to get back on the winning track at Winnipeg.