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Lightning 3, Sabres 2 (OT)

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Alex Killorn scored 1:50 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night at the First Niagara Center.

After working with the puck behind the net, Killorn moved from the left circle to the right circle before scoring on a backhand shot. Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth had committed himself and was lying on his side at the edge of the crease.

The Lightning overcame a third-period deficit for the second game in a row. On Saturday, the Lightning scored twice in the third period before going on to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks in a shootout.

On Tuesday, the Lightning trailed 2-1 entering the final period.

Teddy Purcell and Tyler Johnson also scored for the Lightning, who improved to 2-1. Ben Bishop had 21 saves for the Lightning.

Jamie McBain and Cody Hodgson scored for the Sabres, who picked up their first point of the season (0-3-1). Enroth had 31 saves.

Purcell tied the game at 2-2 by scoring 5:43 into the third period following a bizarre series of events.

Jamie McBain had appeared to give the Sabres a 3-1 lead just over five minutes into the third period, but the goal was disallowed due to a questionable high-sticking penalty on Thomas Vanek.

Purcell tied the game moments later on the ensuing power play when he jammed the puck between Enroth's legs.

The Lightning had a consistent edge in shots throughout the game, but they had to mount a late comeback effort after allowing two goals on the power play.

Playing in just his second game with the Sabres, McBain had a hand in each of Buffalo's first two goals. McBain helped set up Buffalo's first goal when his redirected shot found a wide-open Hodgson beside the Tampa Bay net. Later, McBain's goal gave the Sabres a 2-1 lead with 1:26 left in the second period.

Hodgson gave the Sabres their first lead of the season on the power play at 11:09 of the second period. After Vanek redirected McBain's shot from the point, the puck fell to Hodgson, who was parked to the left of the net, and the center put the puck into the open net.

Buffalo's initial lead didn't last very long. The Lightning tied it up 1-1 at 13:35 on Johnson's first goal of the season. Johnson unleashed a wrister from the right circle that went above Enroth and into the Buffalo net.

NOTES: C Cody McCormick, LW Johan Larsson and D Alexander Sulzer were scratched by the Sabres for Tuesday's game. D Mark Barberio, D Andrej Sustr and RW Richard Panik were scratched for the Lightning. ... Buffalo D Henrik Tallinder (upper body) was placed on injured reserve and is expected to be out through the weekend. ... The Lightning wrapped up a three-game road trip Tuesday night. They will begin a season-long, seven-game homestand Thursday night when they take on the Florida Panthers. ... In the last eight seasons, the Sabres have scored seven or more goals in a game against the Lightning six times. ... This was the 78th game all-time between Buffalo and Tampa Bay.
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