Victor Olofsson scored two objectives and Craig Anderson made 35 saves for the Buffalo Sabres in a 5-1 win in opposition to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night time.

Drake Caggiula, Vinnie Hinostroza and Robert Hagg additionally scored for the Sabres of their first win in opposition to the Lightning in eight conferences. Tage Thompson had two assists.

Bouncing again from a 2-1 additional time loss of their highway opener at New Jersey on Saturday, the Sabres continued their sturdy begin by beating the two-time Stanley Cup champions to enhance to 4-1-0 at house.

Alex Killorn had a purpose for the Lightning, who opened a back-to-back journey with their first highway lack of the season. Brian Elliott stopped 20 pictures in his Tampa Bay debut.

Caggiula bounced in a wrist shot off the far publish to beat Elliott on an unassisted breakaway with 38 seconds left within the second, giving the Sabres a 2-1 lead throughout a interval when they didn’t have a shot on purpose for the primary 13 minutes.

Hinostroza added on his first purpose with the Sabres within the early levels of the third interval, taking the puck from Tampa Bay’s Mathieu Joseph and beating Elliott with a wrist shot from the excessive slot.

Olofsson’s purpose off the rebound from Thompson’s shot put Buffalo forward lower than two minutes into the sport. Olofsson added a purpose into the empty web with 2:30 remaining for his fourth of the season.

Hagg had an empty-net purpose with 5:35 to go, six seconds after the Lightning pulled Elliott for an additional attacker.

The Lightning scored within the opening interval for the primary time in six video games when Killorn obtained up from his knees to knock within the rebound from Ryan McDonagh’s level shot with 1:34 left within the first.


Lightning ahead Pat Maroon didn’t make the journey to Buffalo following the beginning of his daughter. … Alex Barré-Boulet returned to the Tampa Bay lineup after being claimed on waivers from Seattle. He began the season with the Lightning earlier than getting waived and spending 11 days on the Kraken roster.


Lightning: Conclude back-to-back journey at Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Sabres: Visit Anaheim Ducks on Thursday to start four-game journey.