BUFFALO, NY - (WKBW) Tampa Bay's Alex Killorn scored less than two minutes into overtime on Tuesday to hand the Buffalo Sabres a 3-2 loss at First Niagara Center.
Cody Hodgson opened the scoring with a power play goal in the second period. It was the Sabres' first power play goal of the season.
The Lightning tied it just 2:26 later as Tyler Johnson beat Jhonas Enroth.
Buffalo's Jamie McBain gave the Sabres a 2-1 lead late in the second period with another power play goal for the home team.
It would stay 2-1 until almost six minutes into the third period. That's when Teddy Purcell knotted the score with a power play goal for Tampa.
Killorn ended things 1:50 into overtime to send the Sabres to their fourth loss in four games.
With the overtime defeat the Sabres earn their first standings point of the season.
Buffalo next hosts Columbus on Thursday.
From the NHL: At 5:21 of the third period in the Lightning/Sabres game, the end-zone referee had a Buffalo penalty on delay. The referee did not see Sabres forward Steve Ott touch the puck, which then rebounded to Jamie McBain whose shot entered the net simultaneous with the referee blowing his whistle. The net result was the correct call - no goal, penalty to Buffalo. (http://www.nhl.com/ice/blogpost.htm?id=21207)
With his assist on Hodgson’s goal, Jamie McBain recorded the first point of his Sabres career.
McBain’s goal was his first since Jan. 28, 2013 vs. BOS and his first power play goal since March 24, 2012 at DET.
McBain scored two power play points tonight for the first time in his career. His last multi-point game was on Feb. 13, 2012 at MTL.
With a goal and an assist tonight, Cody Hodgson now has seven points (2+5) in six career games against the Lightning.
Thomas Vanek’s two assists gave him 38 points (23+15) in 32 career games against Tampa Bay.
The Sabres scored two power play goals in a period for the first time since a 4-2 victory on Dec. 26, 2011 vs. WSH (1st period, Pominville and McNabb).