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Tampa Bay 5, Buffalo 3
When: 1:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 9, 2019
Where: Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm
Referees: Eric Furlatt, Chris Lee
Linesmen: Steve Barton, Tony Sericolo
Attendance: 13339

Defenseman Victor Hedman scored the go-ahead goal in his home country, Patrick Maroon tallied twice and the Tampa Bay Lightning posted a 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday in the NHL Global Series in Stockholm.

The Lightning swept the two-game series in Sweden after recording a 3-2 victory on Friday.

Hedman, who had an assist Friday and was the lone Swede on Tampa Bay's roster, snapped a tie at 1 on the power play early in the second period.

Maroon recorded his ninth career multi-goal game, netting his first tally late in the first period on a power play and adding his second just before the second intermission.

Yanni Gourde and Mathieu Joseph scored in the third period for the Lightning, who became the fifth team to score five goals in a regular-season game played outside North America. The Lightning joined the New Jersey Devils (2018) and St. Louis Blues (2009) as the third team to score five goals in a game played in Sweden.

Sam Reinhart, rookie Victor Olofsson and captain Jack Eichel each scored for Buffalo, which dropped its fifth straight game. The Sabres also dropped to 1-5-1 following their 8-1-1 start.

Backup Curtis McElhinney made 40 saves and to defeat the Sabres for the sixth consecutive time.

Buffalo's Carter Hutton allowed five goals on 40 shots and took his fourth straight loss.

Reinhart made it 1-0 with 10:30 minutes left in the first period when his shot went off both the left post and McElhinney, who also knocked the net off its moorings.

Maroon tied the score with 2:58 remaining in the first on the man advantage when he screened Hutton and deflected Gourde's long shot into the net after the puck also caromed off Buffalo defenseman Colin Miller.

Hedman made it 2-1 at 1:58 into the second when he had plenty of time to get a pass from Steven Stamkos and lift a long slap shot from the middle of the ice off Hutton's glove. The Sabres thought Alex Killorn may have interfered with Hutton, but they elected against challenging after watching the replay.

Maroon made it a two-goal game right before the second intermission after Hutton made the initial save in the crease.

After the Sabres' Olofsson trimmed the deficit 4:14 into the third, Gourde and Joseph essentially finished it off by scoring in a span of 67 seconds. Gourde's shot deflected off Buffalo defenseman Jake McCabe and past Hutton with 11:12 left, then Joseph flipped a shot from close range.

Eichel scored with 38 seconds left after Buffalo pulled Hutton for the extra attacker.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Buffalo   Tampa Bay
Jack Eichel 2 Points Pat Maroon 2
Jack Eichel 1 Goals Pat Maroon 2
Jack Eichel 1 Assists Cedric Paquette 2
N/A Power Play Goals Pat Maroon 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Carter Hutton .875 Save Percentage Curtis McElhinney .930
Carter Hutton 35 Saves Curtis McElhinney 40
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Buffalo 43 3 0-2 1-3 8 36
Tampa Bay 40 5 2-3 2-2 16 37
Upcoming Games
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against NY Rangers. The Lightning have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play their next game at home against Carolina. The Sabres have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .429 after a loss.