Sabres Slash Bolts With Six in 3rd Period

Sabres now only one point out of playoffs
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2008 10:33 PM CDT
Buffalo Sabres' Jason Pominville (29) watches his go in for a goal on Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Karri Ramo, of Finland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, March...   (AP Photo/David Duprey)
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(Newser) – The Sabres’ six-goal third period erased a 4-1 deficit to the Tampa Bay Lightning and propelled Buffalo to a 7-4 victory. Thomas Vanek and Jochen Hecht each scored two goals during the Sabres’ remarkable final period, which featured two goals within 16 seconds and a four-goal, 8-minute stretch, according to the Associated Press.

Jason Pominville had two goals and two assists, Derek Roy recorded a goal and two assists, and Drew Stafford assisted on three tallies for the Sabres. The win pulls Buffalo within a point of the Philadelphia Flyers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Vincent Lecavalier netted two goals and had one assist for the last place Lightning.