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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Center Steven Stamkos scored 1:53 into overtime to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.

It was Stamkos' second goal of the game.

Center Alex Killorn and right winger Ryan Callahan also scored for the Lightning (41-24-9). Goalie Ben Bishop made 25 saves.

The winner came on a Lightning power play. With Sabres right winger Drew Stafford called for hooking, Stamkos' blast from the top of the right circle led the Lightning to victory.

Right winger Matt D'Agostini, center Cody Hodgson and right winger Cory Conacher scored for the Sabres (20-45-9). Goalie Matt Hackett made 29 saves.

The Sabres jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period with two goals in a span of 1:47, but the lead would not last until the end of the period.

D'Agostini opened the scoring with a scorching wrist shot at 12:20. The right winger skated past the blue line, cut to the middle of the ice and ripped a shot above Bishop for his fifth goal of the year.

Hodgson made it 2-0 after some terrific forechecking by rookie center Zemgus Girgensons, who harassed Tampa Bay defenseman Michael Kostka, eventually stealing the puck inside the left circle. The puck found its way back to defenseman Christian Ehrhoff on the left point, and Hodgson deflected Ehrhoff's shot past Bishop at 14:07. It was the 17th goal of the year for Hodgson, who snapped an 11-game scoring drought.

It was then Tampa Bay's turn to score two quick goals.

Tampa Bay got the first one back with 2:08 remaining in the first period on a blast from Killorn inside the left circle. Killorn picked up his 16th goal of the season.

Stamkos evened the score with 13.6 seconds remaining in the first on a quick strike from the slot after a fine feed by right winger J.T. Brown. It was Stamkos' 22nd goal of the season.

Stamkos scored again 8:14 into the third period, but in a bizarre set of circumstances the goal went into his own Tampa net.

With the Lightning set to go on the power play -- and Bishop on the bench for an extra attacker -- the Lightning captain fired the puck to the right point. It missed everyone, and after a bounce off the boards, went all the way into the Lightning net to give Buffalo a 3-2 lead. The goal was eventually credited to Conacher.

The Lightning quickly made amends for the fluky goal, however, on the power play. With Conacher and Buffalo defenseman Mike Weber in the penalty box, right winger Ryan Callahan tipped the puck through Hackett's legs at 10:07 to make it 3-3.

NOTES: Before the game, the Sabres honored Dominik Hasek by inducting him into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame. Hasek, one of the best goalies in NHL history, is the 42nd member of the Sabres Hall of Fame. "Being inducted into the Sabres Hall of Fame is a tremendous honor. I am truly humbled to be here," Hasek said to a standing ovation. The Sabres announced Friday that they will retire Hasek's number 39 next season. ... The Sabres also held a moment of silence for Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr., who passed away on Tuesday. ... D Keith Aulie, D Mark Berberio, C Tom Pyatt, RW Cody Kunyk and RW Richard Panik were scratched for the Lightning. ... C Torrey Mitchell, LW Ville Leino, C Zenon Konopka, D Alexander Sulzer, D Tyler Myers, RW Chris Stewart, G Jhonas Enroth and G Michal Neuvirth were scratched for the Sabres.

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