TAMPA, Florida – Buffalo Sabers appeared only in history.
Cedric Packet broke the tie with 5:41 left and Tampa Bay Moning finished the Sabri victory with a record in 10 games with a 5-4 win on Thursday night.
"I thought it was great for us, 10 matches in a row," said Buffalo Jack Jack Eichel. "It shows us that we can win every night and go there, and I think that it should be our way of thinking, regardless of that. That is the confidence we build through such a victory."
Packets won Carter Hutton, who won his previous eight starts, from the top of the left lap.
Ten of the last 11 matches in Sabar are decided by one goal, including seven, which require extra time.
Buffalo also had 10 consecutive wins in January 1984 and October 2006.
Den Girardi, Alex Kilborn, Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos also scored a goal for Lightning, and Louis Domingo made 18 saves.
"I thought there was a lot of momentum in that game," said Tampa Bay coach John Cooper. "Both teams have pulled the leading balls, there was a ton of swings in that game. I'm pretty sure you're a hockey fan and you were in the building tonight, you'll enjoy it."
Lightning took the first place at the Eastern Conference and has one point advantage over the Sabers and Toronto.
"It was kind of a playoff game," Girardi said.
Sam Reinhart had two goals for Buffalo, and scored both Zemgus Girgensons and Tage Thompson. Hutton stopped 32 shots.
After Sabris led with 4: 3 lead after Thompson's goal at 2:29 from the third, Stamkos tied him 1:49 later with a powerful game.
"It would definitely be nice to get out," Girgensons said.
Buffalo withdrew even in 3, when Echecel's past from the left wing of the stand fired the Reinhardt rocket at 5:39 am from the latter.
He had two assists, giving him 25 this season.
Kucherov put Lightning 3-2 from the slot during 3-to-1 with 4:05 remaining in the first. The right wing also had help and had a string of eight toys (three goals, 17 points). He set his career high for points in a month at 23.
After Girardi opened the score, Girgensons and Reinhart scored 63 seconds each with the first one. Kilborn locked it at 2 – all just 43 seconds after Reinhardt's goal.
Girardi could not put any weight on his right leg after the Thompson clash for five minutes in the game, but returned 10 minutes later.
"I got a lot of luck," Girardi said. "My knee really hurts, but only a little bump. The pain went."
Tampa Bay Defender Ryan McDonough went to the locker at 11:50 am from the first after being hit on the final boards of Eichel, who received a two-minute game.
Cooper did not have an update after the release of McDonagh, whose status will be rated on Friday.
Jake McKabe went from second place with uncertain injury.
NOTES: Сабърс Л.В. Jeff Skinner had an end to the goal. There was only one shot at the goal. … Lightning LV Ondriy Palat (foot) returned after the missing 16 matches. … Tampa Bay D. Anton Stralman (upper body) put up his tenth consecutive game and will be re-evaluated next week …. Sabers D Marco Scandala (undefined) and L.V. Conor Shiri (upper body) were two out of the squad, but could play this week. Buffalo D. Matt Hanwick (neck) continued to practice with the team.
Sabri: In Florida on Friday night.
Lightning: On Saturday night Florida starts a three-game trip.