Lightning beat Sabres 5-3 to sweep 2-game series in Sweden

Buffalo has dropped five in a row

WBEN Newsroom
November 09, 2019 - 4:35 pm

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STOCKHOLM (WBEN/AP) — Pat Maroon scored twice, and the Tampa Bay Lighting beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 on Saturday for a sweep of their two regular-season games in Sweden.

Victor Hedman also scored for the Lightning, delighting the home crowd, and Curtis McElhinney made 37 saves. Tampa Bay also beat Buffalo 3-2 on Friday.

Hedman, who is from Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, converted a power-play slap shot 1:58 into the second period, lifting the Lightning to a 2-1 lead.

Marcus Johansson, another Swede, was in the penalty box when Hedman scored his third goal of the season.

Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart each had a goal and an assist for Buffalo, which has dropped five in a row. Carter Hutton made 35 saves.

The two sold-out games in Stockholm's Ericsson Globe were part of the 2019 NHL Global Series.

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