Sabres Strike For Seven In Win Over Tampa; Clinch Playoff Spot


‘Paul Gaustad tipped in Craig Rivet’s point shot past Antero Niittymaki to give the Sabres a 1-0 lead nearly two-and-a-half minutes into the game. Gaustad’s 11th goal of the year was assisted by Rivet and Mike Grier. Vincent Lecavalier was ejected from the game midway through the first after spearing Tim Kennedy with his stick. Lecavalier received a five-minute major penalty for spearing and a 10-minute misconduct.’