NHL: Tampa Bay 5, Buffalo 2

Oct. 30, 2008 at 10:11 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Steven Stamkos produced the first two goals of his NHL career Thursday in leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-2 win over Buffalo.

Stamkos was the first pick in this year's NHL draft. He earned his first point with an assist Tuesday in a victory over Toronto and picked up another assist Thursday when he posted a three-point night.

Jussi Jokinen scored for the second straight game and Vincent Lecavalier added two assists, boosting the Lightning to their third win in four games. That streak follows a season-opening, five-game losing skid.

Olaf Kolzig got the win, saving 29 of 31 shots.

After going through the first seven games of the season without a loss in regulation, the Sabres have dropped three in a row. Ryan Miller allowed all five goals on 40 shots.

Buffalo had won the previous five meetings with Tampa Bay.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
FSU dismisses QB after video shows him hitting woman
Chicago Blackhawks trade G Nilsson to Edmonton Oilers for F Coughlin
Report: G Williams rejoining Cleveland Cavaliers
Milwaukee Bucks could move if arena deal is not approved
WBO strips Mayweather of welterweight title