Sabres Streak Ends At 10 In A Row
All good things must come to an end and for the Buffalo Sabres their franchise record-tying winning streak ended at 10 straight games in a 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Sabres twice had leads in the game, but the Lightning quickly answered to tie the game again and finally broke a 4-4 tie with the winning goal with less than six minutes to play.
The Lightning looked determined to pay back the Sabres for the 2-1 defeat they were handed two weeks ago and needed only three minutes to open the scoring and they continued to attack throughout the game. And it didn't help that the Sabres took a boatload of penalties. One of the Lightning goals came on the power play.
Sam Reinhart scored twice. Tage Thompson and Zemgus Girgensons also scored. Jack Eichel drew a pair of assists.
The Lightning had the edge in play most of the night and their shot total is evidence of that. The Lightning outshot the Sabres 37-22.
The Sabres look to get back in the win column on Friday night when they travel to south Florida to meet the Florida Panthers.