Buf 0 1 1 2
TB 1 0 2 3
Date of game: 10/26/2013

Recap: Tampa Bay vs. Buffalo

Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Martin St. Louis and Ondrej Palat scored less than two minutes apart late in the final period to boost the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Tyler Johnson had a goal and an assist, and Ben Bishop made 20 stops for the Lightning, who won for the fourth time in five games. The completed their season-long, seven-game homestand with a 5-2-0 record and have won seven of their last nine overall.

Thomas Vanek and Brian Flynn scored for the Sabres, who fell to 2-10-1 on the season. Ryan Miller made 36 saves.

"I think we took too many penalties," Vanek said. "Miller kept us in the game. We got the lead but they kept coming. It's disappointing. We battled hard and walked away with nothing."

Vanek scored from the bottom of the left circle off a feed from Marcus Foligno with 7:14 left in regulation.

Steven Stamkos sent the puck from the left circle to the right one for St. Louis' tying tally with 5:51 left.

Palat then netted his third of the season with 4:05 remaining off a rebound in front after Johnson's attempt from in close was turned away.

The Sabres pulled Miller for an extra attacker with 1:25 left, but could never put any pressure on net. Buffalo had just three shots in the final period.

"Good teams find a way to win," St. Louis said. "It's not always going to be perfect, we're not looking for perfection, we're looking for results."

Johnson scored on the power play at 12:48 of the first period, but Flynn tied it at 12:58 of the season on a tap-in from in front.

Game Notes

The Sabres are 26-11-3 on the road against the Lightning all-time ... The Sabres have lost consecutive road games to the Lightning for only the third time in franchise history ... Buffalo was 0-for-3 on the power play, while Tampa Bay was 1-for-6.

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