Tampa – Nick Berbeks He broke the tie in the third period with his first National Hockey League goal, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning Buffalo Sabers 5-3 at Amalie Arena on Saturday.
Nikita Kucherov He had one goal and three assists, and Brandon Hagel He had a goal and assists for the Lightning team (7-4-1), who had been 4-0-1 in their past five games. Brian Elliot Made 21 exports.
“I really like the result, and in a big part of the game I like the things we did,” Tampa Bay coach John Cooper said. “The problem was when we missed a chance…a lot of first class chances in the slot. We really needed Moss (Elliott) tonight.”
Zymjus JergensonAnd the Casey Mittelstadt And the Jeff Skinner record and Owen Power He got assists for the Cypresses (7-5-0), who were losing 5-3 at the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday. Eric Comry Make 25 saves.
“The effort was fantastic and we had the chance to win the game and we had the chance to move on,” Buffalo coach Don Granato said. “We only make small mistakes. We lost that match because of the difference in experience, not skill.”
Perbix gave Lightning a 4-3 lead at 15:05 after Kucherov skated into the hole and made a touchdown pass to the man of defense. It was Perbix’s ninth game in the NHL.
“Frankly beautiful,” Berbicks said of his goal. “It’s something you’ve always dreamed of and to be a game winner makes it even sweeter. I just jumped on the ice, seeing that we were feeling the rush and trying to make the most of it.”
Kucherov scored in the empty net at 19:02 for the final 5-3, extending his goal streak to six games. He also has 10 consecutive points (19 points; six goals, 13 assists).
“He’s a wizard on the outside, so you never know what he’s going to do,” Hagel said. “He is a skilled player and you have to be prepared at all times.”
Nicholas Pol Tampa Bay gave the lead 1-0 at 7:07 in the first half from the left-footed circuit.
Girgensons tied 1-1 at 16:24 from the low hole after the Lightning defenseman Hayden Florey Failed to restore a loose imp disk.
Brayden Point Put Lightning ahead 2-1 in Power play at 5:05 of the second half in Show-and-Go Stephen Stamkos.
Mittelstadt tied 2-2 in strong play at 8:34 when he redirected a shot from Bauer.
Skinner gave Buffalo a 3-2 lead at 4:25 of the third when he took a pass from Alex cloth On the side of the network scored about Elliott.
“We had chances, I think,” Skinner said. “…we played well and there are some good things we can take advantage of. We obviously didn’t get the result and that’s what matters.”
Hagel tied 3-3 at 7:40.
“We’ve seen how many chances we’re going to get and the props for the goalkeeper to make some amazing saves,” Hagel said. “But we stuck with it and eventually came to the point.”
Comrie said, “We deserved to get at least a point tonight. My main focus is to get that point and we didn’t get it tonight. We have to move on.”
Notes: Kucherov set a lightning record with his 20th game from four points. … Tampa Bay is 9-0-1 against Buffalo in the last 10 games between the two teams at Amalie Arena. …the strength had assists and played in the 28:14 National Hockey League Championship. … saber defender Rasmus Dahlen Scratched with an injury to the upper body, day in and day out. … buffalo defender Ilya Lyubushkin He was minus -2 with seven strokes in 22:14 of icy time in his comeback after missing four games with a lower body injury.