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Sabres get swept by Lightning in Sweden

The Sabres tallied a season-high 43 shots but fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-3, in their second and final game of the NHL Global Series at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday.

Sam Reinhart, Victor Olofsson, and Jack Eichel scored goals for the Sabres. Carter Hutton made 35 saves.

Patrick Maroon scored twice for the Lightning. Victor Hedman, Yanni Gourde, and Mathieu Joseph also added goals, while Curtis McElhinney made 40 saves.


Coach Ralph Krueger called for the Sabres to get more pucks to the net following Friday’s contest, in which they were outshot, 34-22. They responded with 16 shots in the first period, including Reinhart’s team-leading eighth goal at 9:30 of the period.

Tampa Bay tied the game, however, with seven seconds remaining on its first power play of the night. Gourde took a shot that deflected high off the stick of defenseman Colin Miller and bounced in off the body of Maroon at the net front.