The Lightning lose one they really couldn't afford to let get away.
Mathieu Garon  allowed 2 goals on 21 shots for the loss.
01:24 TB Stamkos (14), (Purcell, Conacher)
10:02 BUF Hodgson (8), (Sekera, Vanek)
00:52 BUF Myres (3), (Vanek, Hodgson)
Steven Stamkos  was the game's third star.
With so many road games on the docket over the next week, the Lightning really needed to capitalize at home against a struggling Sabres team. And, to be honest, they didn't play badly, outshooting Buffalo 31-21 and really badly outchancing them, too. Unfortunately, they have Ryan Miller, who stole them a win tonight.
Alex Killorn  was -2 with 4 shots and 1 hit in 12:38.
Richard Panik  had 1 hit in 8:36.
Cory Conacher  had a helper and was +1 with 1 shot in 17:19.