Tonawanda News — Ryan Miller had 21 saves for the Sabres.
"No one's going to help us," Miller added. "We've got to get two points every night, and (the) first two periods didn't speak to what we've been trying to do lately."
Notes: Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman released a statement on the death of former assistant coach Wayne Fleming: "It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the passing of Wayne Fleming. Wayne was an extremely important part of the Lightning family on and off the ice during his time here. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Lightning organization go out to Wayne's wife, Carolyn, and the entire Fleming family." ... Purcell extended his point streak to four games.