Tampa Bay 3, Buffalo 0

Saturday, October 22, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 5-2-0-0 1-1-0-0 4-1-0-0 L1
Tampa Bay 3-3-0-2 2-1-0-0 1-2-0-2 W2


Marty St. Louis had a goal and an assist, and Mathieu Garon earned his 20th career shutout as the Tampa Bay Lightning blanked the visiting Buffalo Sabres 3-0 on Saturday.

Garon, signed as a free agent in the offseason, made 21 saves as the Lightning (3-3-2) won their second straight following a five-game losing streak. Tampa Bay has allowed one goal and 38 shots combined the last two games.

Defenseman Pavel Kubina netted his first goal of the season at 4:51 of the second, hammering a shot from the right point through a crowd and past Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller. Steven Stamkos and Teddy Purcell, who has four points in three games since being a healthy scratch, had the assists.

Vincent Lecavalier set up St. Louis, who was wide open in front after a Buffalo turnover, at 8:30 of the third. Victor Hedman added an empty-net goal with 1:27 left.

Buffalo (5-2) had won the first three games on its four-game road trip. The teams will meet again Tuesday in Buffalo.

Tampa Bay’s Ryan Malone and Buffalo’s Brad Boyes each played their 500th career game.

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis played just 35 seconds before leaving the game with a lower-body injury.

Top Game Performances

Buffalo   Tampa Bay
N/A Points Martin St. Louis 2
N/A Goals Martin St. Louis 1
N/A Assists Martin St. Louis 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ryan Miller .920 Save Percentage Mathieu Garon 1.000
Ryan Miller 23 Saves Mathieu Garon 21

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Buffalo 21 0 0-3 1-1 4 25
Tampa Bay 26 3 0-1 3-3 8 27

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play its next game on the road against Buffalo. The Lightning have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play its next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Sabres have a W/L % of .600 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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