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Goalie Ben Bishop runs his record to 2-0 as Bolts beat Buffalo

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Steven Stamkos scored his first goal of the season to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to its second win of the young NHL season Saturday afternoon in Buffalo.

The Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres, 4-1, Saturday afternoon.

Stamkos scored midway through the third period on a pass from Ryan Callahan to give the Lighting their third goal. It was the 277th goal of his Lightning career.

The Lightning got on the board on the first Lightning goal by Erik Contra. Nikita Kucherov broke a 1-1 tie late in the second period. J.T. Brown scored the fourth goal for the Lightning.

Ben Bishop stopped 24 of 25 shots for the Bolts.

The Lightning has a busy week ahead, playing at Boston Monday and Detroit on Tuesday before returning to Tampa to play host to Dallas on Thursday night and Buffalo on Saturday.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit

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