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Buffalo Ices Tampa Bay 4-2 - Recap

Thomas Vanek sniped 3 goals in leading Buffalo to a 4-2 win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday at HSBC Arena.

Buffalo was favored by -123 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Buffalo got goals from Thomas Vanek (3) and Tim Connolly in the victory. Vanek opened the scoring at 16:45 of the first period.

Jhonas Enroth stopped 23 of 25 Tampa Bay shots in the victory.

Vincent Lecavalier and Ryan Malone scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Jhonas Enroth.

Dwayne Roloson stopped 20 of 24 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Buffalo scored 1 time on 3 chances on the power play, while Tampa Bay went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay outshot Buffalo 25-24 in the game.

Buffalo heads into a battle against the Flyers. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, will have their next action against Florida.