Erik Condra gave the Lightning (2-0-0) a 1-0 lead 8:14 into the second period. Condra took a pass from Victor Hedman and skated the puck around the outside of the faceoff circle where he took a wrist shot that got past Sabres goalie Chad Johnson over his right shoulder.
Nikita Kucherov gave the Lightning a 2-1 lead with 26 seconds left in the second period. Kucherov received a pass across the attack zone from Tyler Johnson and took a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle that beat Johnson to his glove side.
Steven Stamkos made it 3-1 with 11:07 left in the third period when he took a pass out of the corner from Ryan Callahan and shot it past Johnson. Callahan picked up a loose puck after it came loose from a battle between Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin and Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges.
J.T. Brown made it 4-1 with 7:19 left in the third period.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop made 24 saves.
|Erik Condra (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Victor Hedman (2), Valtteri Filppula (2)|
1 - 0 TBL
|Nicolas Deslauriers (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Sam Reinhart (1), Josh Gorges (1)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Nikita Kucherov (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tyler Johnson (1), Anton Stralman (1)|
2 - 1 TBL
|Steven Stamkos (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan Callahan (2)|
3 - 1 TBL
|J.T. Brown (1) Tip-in - ASST: Jason Garrison (1), Braydon Coburn (1)|
4 - 1 TBL
|Power Play %||16.7%||20.0%|
|% on Road||0.0%||0.0%|
|% at Home||33.3%||20.0%|
|Steven Stamkos Cross checking - 2 min against Carlo Colaiacovo|
|Josh Gorges Interference - 2 min against Valtteri Filppula|
|Jack Eichel Interference - 2 min against Steven Stamkos|
|Tyler Ennis Too many men/ice - bench - 2 min|
|Andrej Sustr Holding - 2 min against Johan Larsson|