The Buffalo Sabres (4-1-1) defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning (2-3-1) 5-1 on Monday night in Buffalo. The loss is the third consecutive loss for the Lightning.
Tampa Bay, as they have done in each of their first six games this year, allowed the opponent to score first when Victor Olofsson scored early in the first period. Alex Killorn tied the game late in the first period, but Drake Caggiula gave the Sabres the lead back late in the second to head into the third period with a lead. The Sabres added three goalsw in the third period to secure the 5-1 win.
Brian Elliott got the start in net for the Lightning, and made 20 saves in 23 shots against. Craig Anderson went 35-for-36 in net for the Sabres in the winning effort.
The Lightning now head to Pittsburgh where they will take on the Penguins in the second game of a back to back on Tuesday night. Puck drop Tuesday is scheduled for 7:00 PM - pregame coverage begins at 6:30 PM on News Radio WFLA.
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