Game. 1. Buffalo at Tampa Bay

Game 1. Buffalo 1 at Tampa Bay 2 (Overtime). Sabres dominated early but the Lightning really came on late and in the overtime period. STARS OF THE GAME 1st star – ANDREI VASILEVSKIY from Tampa Bay, 2nd star – YANNI GOURDE from Tampa Bay, 3rd star – RYAN O’REILLY from Buffalo. In front of a cheering crowd the Lightning won by one goal over the Sabres by the final score of 2 to 1. YANNI GOURDE netted the last goal, the game winner, at 17:04 of overtime. GOURDE found the net twice for Tampa Bay. ANDREI VASILEVSKIY was outstanding in goal. He gave up just a lone goal while facing an unrelenting barrage of 48 shots. VASILEVSKIY stopped a number of solid scoring chances as the last line of defense. A goal was also registered by RASMUS RISTOLAINEN for Buffalo.

Game 2. Buffalo 1 at Tampa Bay 8. STARS OF THE GAME 1st star – ONDREJ PALAT from Tampa Bay, 2nd star – VICTOR HEDMAN from Tampa Bay, 3rd star – BRAYDEN POINT from Tampa Bay. In a dominating peformance the Lightning hammered the Sabres by a score of 8 to 1. Tampa Bay sustained a constant attack outshooting the Sabres 48 to 26. Tampa Bay scored 5 goals in the second period. BRAYDEN POINT had a goal and contributed two assists for Tampa Bay. And ONDREJ PALAT had two goals and added two assists. Also VICTOR HEDMAN had a goal and contributed three assists. Other goal scorers were JACK EICHEL for Buffalo and NIKITA KUCHEROV, TYLER JOHNSON, CHRIS KUNITZ and CORY CONACHER for Tampa Bay.

Game 3. Tampa Bay 1 at Buffalo 7. STARS OF THE GAME 1st star – JACK EICHEL from Buffalo, 2nd star – ROBIN LEHNER from Buffalo, 3rd star – RASMUS RISTOLAINEN from Buffalo. In front of a cheering crowd the Sabres pounded the Lightning by the final tally of 7 to 1. Buffalo scored 3 goals in the second period. JACK EICHEL scored twice and contributed one assist for Buffalo. And RASMUS RISTOLAINEN had two goals on 7 shots. ROBIN LEHNER was sharp in goal. He made just one mistake while facing 29 shots. Other goal scorers were CHRIS KUNITZ for Tampa Bay and JASON POMINVILLE, BENOIT POULIOT and CASEY NELSON for Buffalo.

Game 4. Tampa Bay 2 at Buffalo 1. STARS OF THE GAME: 1st star – ANDREI VASILEVSKIY from Tampa Bay , 2nd star – J.T. MILLER from Tampa Bay, 3rd star – JAKE DOTCHIN from Tampa Bay. GAME STORY
The visitors from Tampa Bay won a close one against the Sabres by the score of 2 to 1. JAKE DOTCHIN scored the game’s final goal at 10:12 of the 2nd period. ANDREI VASILEVSKIY was outstanding in goal. He gave up just a lone goal while facing 36 shots. Others who scored were YANNI GOURDE for Tampa Bay and KYLE OKPOSO for Buffalo.

Game 5. Buffalo 4 at Tampa Bay 8. Tampa Bay wins the best of seven series 4-1.

Buffalo Sabres at Tampa Bay Lightning
DATE : 04/09/2018

GOALS 1 2 3 OT F
Buffalo Sabres 2 2 0 0 4
Tampa Bay Lightning 1 2 5 0 8

SHOTS 1 2 3 OT F
Buffalo Sabres 16 14 7 0 37
Tampa Bay Lightning 4 16 24 0 44

S C O R I N G S U M M A R Y
1. BUF. MARCO SCANDELLA(1)( RYAN O’REILLY, KYLE OKPOSO ): 1st 1:04
2. TAM. BRAYDEN POINT(7)( ONDREJ PALAT, VICTOR HEDMAN ): 1st 3:48
3. BUF. ZEMGUS GIRGENSONS(2)( RASMUS RISTOLAINEN, SETH GRIFFITH ): 1st 14:44
4. TAM. CORY CONACHER(2)( CEDRIC PAQUETTE ): 2nd 9:37
5. BUF. KYLE OKPOSO(6)( RYAN O’REILLY ): 2nd 13:38
6. BUF. SAM REINHART(1)( JACK EICHEL, JAKE McCABE ): 2nd 15:54
7. TAM. YANNI GOURDE(6)( J.T. MILLER ) (PP) : 2nd 19:04
8. TAM. J.T. MILLER(1)( YANNI GOURDE ): 3rd 0:23
9. TAM. DAN GIRARDI(2)( RYAN McDONAGH, J.T. MILLER ): 3rd 5:04
10. TAM. NIKITA KUCHEROV(4)( VICTOR HEDMAN, ALEX KILLORN ): 3rd 8:56
11. TAM. BRAYDEN POINT(8)( RYAN McDONAGH ): 3rd 14:40
12. TAM. J.T. MILLER(2)( CHRIS KUNITZ, YANNI GOURDE ): 3rd 19:17

P E N A L T I E S S U M M A R Y
1. TAM. YANNI GOURDE – 2 Minutes: 1st 11:55
2. BUF. KYLE OKPOSO – 2 Minutes: 2nd 2:46
3. TAM. STEVEN STAMKOS – 4 Minutes: 2nd 5:01
EXTRA PENALTY SERVED BY NIKITA KUCHEROV
5. BUF. JACK EICHEL – 2 Minutes: 2nd 5:01
6. BUF. SAM REINHART – 2 Minutes: 2nd 17:38

I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For Buffalo Sabres
PLAYER +/- SOG G A PIM PP SH FO-W AC IT TA HIT SP AS
JACK EICHEL 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 6-2 25 13:57 0 0 1 2
KYLE OKPOSO -1 2 1 1 2 0 0 0-0 41 22:55 0 0 1 1
ZEMGUS GIRGENSONS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2-0 12 6:44 0 0 0 0
RYAN O’REILLY -1 6 0 2 0 0 0 12-9 44 24:55 1 0 0 2
SAM REINHART 0 4 1 0 2 0 0 0-0 33 18:02 0 0 0 1
JASON POMINVILLE -1 7 0 0 0 0 0 1-0 33 18:50 0 0 0 2
EVAN RODRIGUES 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 25 13:57 1 1 0 0
RASMUS RISTOLAINEN -1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 60 33:50 0 0 0 0
JOHAN LARSSON -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7-3 27 16:16 0 1 0 0
BENOIT POULIOT -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-0 27 15:42 0 0 0 0
MARCO SCANDELLA -1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 52 29:45 1 0 0 0
SCOTT WILSON 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 9 5:18 0 0 0 0
JAKE McCABE -2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 46 25:30 0 0 0 0
VICTOR ANTIPIN -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 35 19:59 0 0 0 0
JUSTIN FALK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 10 6:03 0 1 0 0
NICK BAPTISTE -3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 24 14:16 0 0 0 0
CASEY NELSON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 7 4:37 0 1 0 0
SETH GRIFFITH 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 9 5:18 0 0 0 0
———————————————————————————
TOTAL -15 37 4 7 6 0 0 29-14 3 4 2 8

Player Stats For Tampa Bay Lightning
PLAYER +/- SOG G A PIM PP SH FO-W AC IT TA HIT SP AS
NIKITA KUCHEROV 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 23 13:22 0 0 0 2
STEVEN STAMKOS 1 2 0 0 4 0 0 6-4 23 13:22 0 3 0 1
J.T. MILLER 3 9 2 2 0 0 0 7-5 26 14:48 3 0 2 1
TYLER JOHNSON 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9-4 30 17:14 0 0 0 1
BRAYDEN POINT 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 2-0 41 23:19 3 0 0 1
YANNI GOURDE 3 2 1 2 2 1 0 1-0 26 14:48 1 0 1 1
ONDREJ PALAT 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 41 23:19 0 0 0 0
VICTOR HEDMAN 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0-0 57 32:14 0 0 0 1
ALEX KILLORN 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 23 12:48 0 0 0 1
RYAN CALLAHAN -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 18 10:23 0 0 0 0
ANTON STRALMAN 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 54 30:14 1 1 0 0
RYAN McDONAGH 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0-0 42 23:55 2 0 1 0
CHRIS KUNITZ 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 23 13:22 2 0 0 0
MIKHAIL SERGACHEV 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 9 5:09 0 0 0 1
DAN GIRARDI 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 39 22:29 1 1 0 0
CEDRIC PAQUETTE -1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4-2 18 10:23 0 1 0 0
JAKE DOTCHIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 6 3:43 0 0 0 0
CORY CONACHER -1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 18 10:23 0 0 0 0
———————————————————————————
TOTAL 15 44 8 12 6 1 0 29-15 13 6 4 10

Goalie Stats For Buffalo Sabres
PLAYER MIN SHOTS GA ENG GR GRS
CHAD JOHNSON 11 8 2 0 3 1 19
ROBIN LEHNER 49 36 6 0 9 5 86 GF

Goalie Stats For Tampa Bay Lightning
PLAYER MIN SHOTS GA ENG GR GRS
LOUIS DOMINGUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ANDREI VASILEVSKIY 60 37 4 0 4 2 105

POWER PLAY OPP GOALS
Buffalo Sabres 2 0
Tampa Bay Lightning 2 1

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – J.T. MILLER from Tampa Bay
2nd star – YANNI GOURDE from Tampa Bay
3rd star – RYAN McDONAGH from Tampa Bay

GAME STORY
In front of a cheering crowd the Lightning easily handled the Sabres by
a score of 8 to 4. Tampa Bay finished with a flurry scoring 5 times in
the third period. DAN GIRARDI recorded the game winning goal at 5:04
of the 3rd period. J.T. MILLER found the net twice on 9 shots and contributed
two assists for Tampa Bay. And BRAYDEN POINT had two goals. Also YANNI
GOURDE scored once and added two assists. Others who scored were KYLE
OKPOSO, ZEMGUS GIRGENSONS, SAM REINHART and MARCO SCANDELLA for Buffalo
and NIKITA KUCHEROV and CORY CONACHER for Tampa Bay.

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