It was Dave Andreychuk night down in Tampa Bay this evening, but Daniel Briere stole the show by notching his first NHL hat trick as the Sabres beat the Lightning 4-1.
From Yahoo Sports…
Daniel Briere needed 429 games for his first NHL hat trick. It was worth the wait.
“400 something games, I don’t know why,” Briere said. “I don’t know how to explain it. It’s a great feeling to finally get one.”
The Sabres have yet to lose back to back games this season.
Buffalo improved to 21-4-2 which is good for 44 points. Buffalo maintains their first place standing in the Eastern Conference and moves to within two points of Anaheim for the overall lead in the league. The Sabres have off on Wednesday before they play their third game of this five game road trip in Florida on Thursday night. Buffalo is 1-1 on the road trip so far.
WAIT…don’t go there yet…
Check out all the Sabres’ goals plus Briere’s comments after the game…