After winning three in a row and six of their last seven, the Buffalo Sabres reverted to some of the ugliness they've been accustomed to playing and it cost them badly against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.  The Sabres gave up three goals in the second period sandwiched between a goal in both the first and third periods and the Lightning cruised to a 5-0 win to avenge their loss in Buffalo Tuesday night.

The Sabres were down 4-0 midway thru the third period when several fights broke out in response to some cheap shots taken by the Lightning.  The two teams combined for 106 penalty minutes in the final period including six players sent off with misconducts.

The Lightning outshot the Sabres 35-13.

The Sabres head to South Florida to play the Panthers on Saturday night.