Buffalo vs Tampa Bay Wrap - Tampa Bay Wins 3-2
|Buffalo vs Tampa Bay Wrap - Tampa Bay Wins 3-2|
The Lightning beat Buffalo 3-2 on Saturday, earning a victory backstopped by Ben Bishop's 20 saves.
Bettors who backed the Lightning were rewarded as -230 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.
Tampa Bay got goals from Martin St. Louis, Tyler Johnson, and Ondrej Palat in the victory. Johnson opened the scoring at 12:48 of the first period.
Ben Bishop stopped 20 of 22 Buffalo shots in the victory.
Thomas Vanek and Brian Flynn scored for the Sabres, finding the net behind Ben Bishop.
Ryan Miller stopped 36 of 39 shots for the Sabres, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Tampa Bay went 1-for-6, while the Sabres were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay outshot Buffalo 39-22 in the game.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act on the road to face Florida looking for another win. For Buffalo, they head home to face Dallas.