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Tampa Bay Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan (24) picks up a loose puck in front of Buffalo Sabres defenseman Henrik Tallinder (20), of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Enroth Leads Sabres to 3-1 Win in Tampa Bay

Jhonas Enroth's 43-save effort lifted the Sabres to a 3-1 victory over the Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Thursday. Tyler Myers and Marcus Foligno each recorded a goal and an assist for Buffalo.

Myers got the scoring started at 15:56 of the opening period, pouncing on a turnover and roofing a shot past Anders Lindback for the 1-0 Buffalo lead. Myers picked up an assist on the Sabres' second goal, a tap-in rebound for Foligno in the second period. A diving pass by Foligno triggered Hodgson's 16th of the season at 13:44 of the final period, putting Buffalo ahead 3-0 before Tyler Johnson's late shorthanded tally made it 3-1.

A lower body injury knocked Zemgus Girgensons out of Thursday's game early and Chris Stewart suffered an apparent lower body injury after he was wiped out by Lindback. Stewart, eyeing a possible breakaway, went charging after a loose puck in the third period but collided with Lindback and hobbled off the ice.

The Sabres remain in the state of Florida, taking on the Panthers for a 7:30 p.m. faceoff on Friday. Hear the call on WGR 550 and the Buffalo Sabres Radio Network.

1st Period

15:56 - BUF - Tyler Myers (9) (Unassisted)

0:51 - TB - Nikita Kucherov (2 min., high-sticking)
8:48 - BUF - Chris Stewart (2 min., roughing)
8:48 - BUF - Chris Stewart (2 min., roughing served by Ville Leino)
8:48 - TB - Sami Salo (2 min., roughing)

2nd Period

9:25 - BUF - Marcus Foligno (7) (Cody Hodgson, Tyler Myers)

10:16 - BUF - Brian Flynn (2 min., delaying game - puck over glass)

3rd Period

13:44 - BUF - Cody Hodgson (16) (Marcus Foligno)
17:31 - TB - Tyler Johnson (19) (SHG) (Victor Hedman)

16:21 - TB - Alex Killorn (2 min., interference)
18:20 - BUF - Torrey Mitchell (2 min., holding)

BUF - Jhonas Enroth (43 saves, 44 shots)
TB - Anders Lindback (18 saves, 21 shots)

Power Plays
BUF - 0 of 3
TB - 0 of 2

Three Stars
1.) BUF - Jhonas Enroth (43 saves)
2.) BUF - Cody Hodgson (1 G, 1 A)
3.) BUF - Tyler Myers (1 G, 1 A)

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