The Buffalo Sabres battled through a tough second period en route to a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday at KeyBank Center.
Craig Anderson was strong between the pipes, stopping 35 shots. The victory was the 294th of Anderson’s career, moving him into sole possession of 40th place in NHL history in goaltender wins.
Drake Caggiula netted the eventual game-winner late in the second period to break a 1-1 tie. Victor Olofsson scored twice while Vinnie Hinostroza and Robert Hagg also scored.
Alex Killorn scored Tampa Bay’s lone goal and Brian Elliott made 20 saves on the 23 shots he faced.
Buffalo’s power play was 0-for-1 while the penalty kill was once again perfect, going 2-for-2.
The Sabres improve to 4-1-1 on the season.