Buffalo 7, Tampa Bay 3

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, March 19, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 34-29-4-6 18-11-3-5 16-18-1-1 W1
Tampa Bay 32-33-4-3 21-14-1-1 11-19-3-2 L3

Recap


SABRES 7, LIGHTNING 3:
Rookie Marcus Foligno recorded two goals for the second time in his six-game NHL career and Drew Stafford added three points as visiting Buffalo beat Tampa Bay for the first time in four tries.
 
Jason Pominville added two goals, Stafford had a goal and two assists and Foligno brought his total to five goals since being recalled from the American Hockey League two weeks ago.
 
Cody Hodgson had two assists for his first points with Buffalo in his 11th game since being acquired from Vancouver.

Tyler Ennis and Thomas Vanek also had two helpers for the Sabres, who remained two points back of the eighth-place Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference.
 
Defenseman Bruno Gervais had a goal and an assist and Trevor Smith added his first goal of the season for the Lightning, who dropped to 1-5-1 in their last seven.
 
Pominville and Foligno scored power-play goals for the Sabres in the first and second period, respectively. It was only the second time since Dec. 26 the Sabres had two goals with the man advantage.
 
Smith brought the Lightning within 4-2 at 14:14 of the second, but Foligno and Brad Boyes scored 38 seconds apart for a 6-2 lead after two.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK:
Dustin Tokarski started in goal for the Lightning, but was replaced by Dwayne Roloson after allowing four goals on 15 shots. … Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller improved to 18-7 against Tampa Bay. … The Lightning were without forwards Adam Hall and Ryan Shannon – both injured Saturday against St. Louis.

Top Game Performances

Buffalo   Tampa Bay
Drew Stafford 3 Points Bruno Gervais 2
Marcus Foligno 2 Goals Bruno Gervais 1
Drew Stafford 2 Assists Bruno Gervais 1
Marcus Foligno 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ryan Miller .889 Save Percentage Dwayne Roloson .870
Ryan Miller 24 Saves Dwayne Roloson 20

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Buffalo 38 7 2-4 2-2 4 32
Tampa Bay 27 3 0-2 2-4 8 28

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Edmonton . The Lightning have a W/L % of .531 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play their next game at home against Montreal . The Sabres have a W/L % of .424 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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