TAMPA – The Buffalo Sabres winning streak was snapped Thursday night after losing, 5-4, to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Center, Sam Reinhart, scored a pair of goals for the Sabres. Team captain, Jack Eichel, recorded a pair of assists.
Carter Hutton saved 32 out of 37 shots faced.
For Tampa, defenseman, Victor Hedman, posted two assists.
Nikita Kucherov had one goal and one assist.
Cedric Paquette scored the game-winning goal for the Lightning with 5:41 left in regulation
Tampa has now won six of their last eight, and moved up to first place in the Atlantic Division with 37 points. Buffalo fell to third place with 36 points.
The Sabres will be back in action Friday night against the Florida Panthers in Florida.
Puck-drop will be at 7 p.m.