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.
After going thru the motions in an embarrassing and uninspired effort the night before against the Florida Panthers, the Buffalo Sabres showed slightly more spirit Sunday in Tampa, but lost anyway 4-2. The Lightning scored the winning goal with just 1:24 left to play, then scored into an empty net to clinch it.
Having lost five of their last six games, as far as I'm concerned Buffalo Sabres fans should realistically hope their team loses as many games as possible thru the end of the season for a better draft choice. The Sabres chances of making the playoffs this year are the smallest of small, so just pack it in and think ahead to next year.