Briere strikes three times in win over Lightning


‘The Buffalo Sabres’ 4-1 victory over the Lightning was a lifeless affair that had considerably less back-and-forth action than the Andreychuk Bobbleheads they gave out before the game, but it did allow the team to avoid a second consecutive loss, their avowed goal this season. And it did get the squid-like taste out of their mouths after Saturday night’s humilation in Washington.’