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Sport Kucherov scores, Lightning top Sabres 3-2 in Sweden

01:35  09 november  2019
01:35  09 november  2019 Source:   ap.org

Nikita Kucherov's late hit knocks Vladimir Sobotka out of Lightning-Sabres game in Sweden

  Nikita Kucherov's late hit knocks Vladimir Sobotka out of Lightning-Sabres game in Sweden The Buffalo Sabres' Vladimir Sobotka won't play Saturday after being injured on a hit by Tampa Bay Lightning star Nikita Kucherov.Sobotka had fired the puck into the Lightning zone during the first period of Friday's 3-2 win in Sweden. Kucherov, last year's league MVP, went down low to deliver a hip check, and Sobotka flipped over him and hit the ice.

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nikita Kucherov scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 20 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 3 - 2 on Friday night in the first of their two regular-season 8, 2019, at 5:15 p.m. More. Kucherov Scores , Lightning Top Sabres 3 - 2 in Sweden .

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nikita Kucherov scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 20 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 3 - 2 on Friday night in the first of their two regular-season games in the Swedish capital. The sold-out games at Ericsson Globe are part of the NHL

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Nikita Kucherov scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 20 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Friday night in the first of their two regular-season games in the Swedish capital.

Lightning's fourth line pours on goals in 5-3 win against Sabres in Sweden

  Lightning's fourth line pours on goals in 5-3 win against Sabres in Sweden STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Teams look to the fourth line for energy and checking. The Lightning's fourth line did that on Saturday - and most of the team's scoring. Pat Maroon scored twice and Yanni Gourde had another, his second in two days, as the Lightning beat the Sabres, 5-3, and swept the weekend NHL Global Series. Buffalo struck first in the game with Sam Reinhart scoring his third goal of the weekend, but the fourth line responded late in the first period. Gourde took a one-touch pass from Kevin Shattenkirk and took an awkward sideways shot on net. Maroon tipped it past goalie Carter Hutton to tie the game up.

Kucherov , Lightning top Sabres in Sweden . STOCKHOLM — Nikita Kucherov scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 20 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 3 - 2 on Friday night in the first of their two regular-season games in the Swedish capital.

Nikita Kucherov , Alex Killorn, and Yanni Gourde scored goals for the Lightning . Andrei Vasilevskiy made 20 saves. The Sabres are now 9-5- 2 this season but fall to 0- 3 -1 in their last four games. They'll have a chance to get even with the Lightning as their week in Sweden wraps up on Saturday.

The sold-out games at Ericsson Globe are part of the NHL Global Series.

BOX SCORE: LIGHTNING 3, SABRES 2

Alex Killorn and Yanni Gourde also scored for the Lightning.

Sam Reinhart twice for Buffalo. The Sabres have lost four straight.

Kucherov opened the scoring at 3:19 of the first period. Brayden Point sent a cross-ice pass that Kucherov swept in on a one-timer. The reigning NHL MVP has five goals this season.

Kucherov made his presence felt again later in the period when Buffalo forward Vladimir Sobotka needed assistance from his teammates to get off the ice after a hit from the Lightning star.

Killorn scored on a power play with 3:46 remaining in the period, tipping home favorite Victor Hedman's slap shot from the blue line past goalie Linus Ullmark. Hedman, the only Swede on the Tampa Bay team, recovered from a lower-body injury in time to play.

Hedman hopes to play for Tampa Bay against Sabres in Sweden

  Hedman hopes to play for Tampa Bay against Sabres in Sweden STOCKHOLM (AP) Victor Hedman has ample motivation to get his banged-up body ready for a regular season game that feels different from any he's played before.Hedman was racing against the clock to recover from a lower-body injury in time not to miss a possibly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play NHL games in his native Sweden.

Nikita Kucherov scored the game winner in the shootout, backing Andrei Vasilevskiy's superb 42-save effort in the Lightning 's 2 -1 comeback win.

Hedman scores late goal, Lightning beat Penguins 3 - 2 . Nikita Kucherov scored twice and finished with four points, Brayden Point had two goals and an assist in his season debut and the Tampa Bay Hurricanes top ranking of all 31 NHL defenseman groups. Search by Team All NHL Tickets All Lightning Tickets 11/8 @ Sabres 4 tickets left 11/14 vs Rangers 1424 tickets left 11/16 vs Jets 1502

Reinhart cut it to 2-1 with 4:17 left in the second, redirecting Rasmus Ristolainen's wrist shot.

Gourde scored at 7:45 of the third, and Reinhart struck again with 8:30 to go.

It's the third straight year - and eighth overall - the NHL has played in Europe to try to increase its local following in hockey-mad countries including Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic. The Philadelphia Flyers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in their season opener in Prague on Oct 4.

NOTES: It was the 27th NHL regular-season game in Europe, 12th in Sweden and 11th at Ericsson Globe. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday the Boston Bruins and the Nashville Predators will open the regular season next year with a game in Prague, and the Colorado Avalanche and the Columbus Blue Jackets will play a couple of games in the Finnish capital of Helsinki. ... Vasilevskiy is 9-1-1 against the Sabres.

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The Sabres and Lightning complete the two-game series in Stockholm on Saturday night.

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