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Buffalo vs Tampa Bay Recap - Lightning Win 3-1

Tampa Bay skated to a 3-1 victory over Buffalo on Saturday in NHL action at St. Pete Times Forum.

The Lightning were a -135 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Martin St. Louis, Simon Gagne, and Steven Stamkos each scored for the Lightning in the victory. Gagne opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 12:16 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis.

Mike Smith stopped 22 of 23 Buffalo shots in the victory.

Jason Pominville scored for the Sabres, finding the net behind Mike Smith.

Ryan Miller stopped 34 of 36 shots for the Sabres, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Tampa Bay went 1-for-4, while the Sabres were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Buffalo lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 37-23.

Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act home to face Carolina looking for another win. For Buffalo, they head home to face Anaheim.