Recap - Lightning Defeat Buffalo 2-1

Recap - Lightning Defeat Buffalo 2-1

Tampa Bay skated to a 2-1 victory over Buffalo on Saturday in NHL action at First Niagara Center.

The Lightning were a +112 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Tampa Bay got goals from Steve Downie and Steven Stamkos in the victory. Downie opened the scoring at 7:31 of the second period.

Mathieu Garon stopped 26 of 27 Buffalo shots in the victory.

Jason Pominville scored for the Sabres, finding the net behind Mathieu Garon.

Ryan Miller stopped 26 of 28 shots for the Sabres, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Tampa Bay went 0-for-3, while the Sabres were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

Buffalo lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 28-27.

Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act on the road to face Pittsburgh looking for another win. For Buffalo, they head home to face New Jersey.