Tampa Bay 4, Buffalo 3

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 4-3-0-2 2-1-0-0 2-2-0-2 W3
Buffalo 5-3-0-0 1-2-0-0 4-1-0-0 L2


Mathieu Garon made 36 saves for his third straight victory and Vincent Lecavalier recorded his 800th career point as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the host Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Tuesday.
Garon made 16 saves in the third period and Ryan Malone gave him a 4-2 lead on a breakaway with 1:23 left as the Lightning (4-3-2) swept the home-and-home series.
Buffalo's Nathan Gerbe scored with 50 seconds left to make it 4-3.
Steven Stamkos put the Lightning ahead 3-2 when he deflected Matt Gilroy’s shot from the left point through Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller at 4:42 of the second period. It was the 100th goal for Stamkos since the beginning of the 2009-10 season.
Thomas Vanek and Brad Boyes scored 35 seconds apart in the first 2:31 of the first period to give Buffalo (5-3-0) a 2-0 lead, It was the first of the season for Boyes, who also had an assist in his 500th consecutive game.
Lecavalier knocked in his own rebound at 13:03 of the first for his milestone point to cut the lead in half. Nate Thompson tied it 2-2 with 1 minute left in the first period when he banked a pass off Christian Ehrhoff’s skate past Miller’s short side.

Top Game Performances

Tampa Bay   Buffalo
Vincent Lecavalier 1 Points Brad Boyes 2
Vincent Lecavalier 1 Goals Brad Boyes 1
Marc-Andre Bergeron 1 Assists Brad Boyes 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mathieu Garon .923 Save Percentage Ryan Miller .826
Mathieu Garon 36 Saves Ryan Miller 19

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 23 4 0-3 3-3 13 26
Buffalo 39 3 0-3 3-3 13 36

Upcoming Games

  • Buffalo will play its next game at home against Columbus. The Sabres have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play its next game on the road against Nashville. The Lightning have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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