BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 25: Pavel Kubina #13 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a reverse pass against Drew Stafford #21 of the Buffalo Sabres. at First Niagara Center on October 25, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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The Tampa Bay Lighting edged out the Buffalo Sabres in a close 4-3 game. Lightning goalie Mathieu Garon had 36 saves, which was just enough to slow down the Sabres and hold on to the victory. The teams traded goals in a frantic first period, ending it all tied up 2-2.
The Lighting scored another goal in the second period while Garon blanked the Sabres. In the final period, the teams once again traded goals but it wasn't enough as the Lighting edged it out. Vincent Lecavalier, Nate Thompson, Steven Stamkos, and Ryan Malone all scored for the Lightning as they swept their home-and-home series with the Sabres.
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