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Recap: Sabres Drop High Scoring Game to the Bolts

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It was an entertaining game, but the Sabres drop a 7-5 decision to Tampa Bay

NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Tampa Bay Lightning Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

With time short this will be a quick version recap of the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning game last night.

Period 1

Sabres Goal Scorers: Casey Mittelstadt (1) (PPG) assisted by Marco Scandella and Evan Rodrigues - 2:57 | Alex Nylander (1) assisted by Brendan Guhle and Rasmus Ristolainen - 6:32

Sabres Shots on Goal: 9

Lightning Goal Scorers: Anthony Cirelli (4) assisted by Yanni Gourde - 0:30 | Nikita Kucherov (39) unassisted - 4:35 | Yanni Gourde (25) assisted by Alex Killorn - 9:40

Lightning Shots on Goal: 13

End of Period Score: Lightning 3, Sabres 2

Period 2

Sabres Goal Scorers: Jason Pominville (15) assisted by Brendan Guhle and Evan Rodrigues - 8:59 | Jordan Nolan (4) assisted by Johan Larsson - 15:58 | Kyle Okposo (15) (PPG) assisted by Jack Eichel and Ryan O’Reilly - 18:45

Sabres Shots on Goal: 16

Lightning Goal Scorers: Dan Girardi (6) assisted by Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat - 1:04

Lightning Shots on Goal: 5

End of Period Score: Sabres 5, Lightning 4

Period 3

Sabres Goal Scorers: None

Sabres Shots on Goal: 7

Lightning Goal Scorers: Anthony Cirelli (5) assisted by Alex Killorn and Mikhail Sergachev - 6:15 | Brayden Point (32) assisted by Alex Killorn and Yanni Gourde - 7:02 | Victor Hedman (17) (ENG) assisted by Andrei Vasilevskiy - 18:34

Lightning Shots on Goal: 16

Final Score: Lightning 7, Sabres 5

Final Shots on Goal: Lightning 34 | Sabres 32

Three Stars of the Game

1. Anthony Cirelli (2 G)

2. Alex Killorn (3 A)

3. Yanni Gourde (1 G, 2 A)