The Buffalo Sabres decisively defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 8 to 5, on March 9, 2006.

Final

TBL

Lightning

33-26-4

5

BUF

Sabres

40-16-5

8

Team

TBL

BUF

1

2

2

2

2

3

3

1

3

Total

5

8

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st period

TBL

BUF

Sabres

J.P. Dumont (EV) assisted by Daniel Briere and Henrik Tallinder

0

1

Lightning

Brad Richards (PP) assisted by Pavel Kubina and Martin St. Louis

1

1

Lightning

Ruslan Fedotenko (PP) assisted by Fredrik Modin and Brad Richards

2

1

Sabres

J.P. Dumont (PP) assisted by Daniel Briere and Brian Campbell

2

2

2nd period

TBL

BUF

Sabres

Paul Gaustad (EV) assisted by Chris Drury and Mike Grier

2

3

Lightning

Vincent Lecavalier (EV) assisted by Pavel Kubina and Vinny Prospal

3

3

Sabres

Ales Kotalik (EV) assisted by Jason Pominville and Tim Connolly

3

4

Lightning

Vinny Prospal (PP) assisted by Pavel Kubina and Brad Richards

4

4

Sabres

Derek Roy (SH) assisted by Jochen Hecht and Henrik Tallinder

4

5

3rd period

TBL

BUF

Lightning

Martin St. Louis (EV) assisted by Brad Richards and Paul Ranger

5

5

Sabres

Thomas Vanek (EV) assisted by Derek Roy and Teppo Numminen

5

6

Sabres

Derek Roy (EV) assisted by Mike Grier

5

7

Sabres

Derek Roy (EV-EN) assisted by Mike Grier and Henrik Tallinder

5

8