NHL Game Night: 2-26-13 Sabres at Lightning

The Lightning lose one they really couldn't afford to let get away.

BUF-2
TB-1

Mathieu Garon allowed 2 goals on 21 shots for the loss.

First Period
01:24 TB Stamkos (14), (Purcell, Conacher)
10:02 BUF Hodgson (8), (Sekera, Vanek)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
00:52 BUF Myres (3), (Vanek, Hodgson)

Steven Stamkos was the game's third star.

With so many road games on the docket over the next week, the Lightning really needed to capitalize at home against a struggling Sabres team. And, to be honest, they didn't play badly, outshooting Buffalo 31-21 and really badly outchancing them, too. Unfortunately, they have Ryan Miller, who stole them a win tonight.

Alex Killorn was -2 with 4 shots and 1 hit in 12:38.

Richard Panik had 1 hit in 8:36.

Cory Conacher had a helper and was +1 with 1 shot in 17:19.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.