Defenseman Victor Hedman scored the go-ahead goal in his home country, Patrick Maroon tallied twice and the Tampa Bay Lightning posted a 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday in the NHL Global Series in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Lightning swept the two-game series after recording a 3-2 victory on Friday.
Hedman, who had an assist Friday and was the lone Swede on Tampa Bay's roster, snapped a tie at 1 on the power play early in the second period.
Maroon recorded his ninth career multi-goal game, netting his first tally late in the first period on a power play and adding his second just before the second intermission.
Yanni Gourde and Mathieu Joseph each scored in the third period for the Lightning, who became the fifth team to score five goals in a regular-season game played outside North America. The Lightning joined the New Jersey Devils (2018) and St. Louis Blues (2009) as the third team to score five goals in a game played in Sweden.
Sam Reinhart, rookie Victor Olofsson and captain Jack Eichel each scored for Buffalo, which dropped its fifth straight game. The Sabres also dropped to 1-5-1 following their 8-1-1 start.
Backup Curtis McElhinney made 40 saves and to defeat the Sabres for the sixth consecutive time.
Buffalo's Carter Hutton allowed five goals on 40 shots and took his fourth straight loss.
Reinhart made it 1-0 with 10 1/2 minutes left in the first period when his shot went off both the left post and McElhinney, who also knocked the net off its moorings.
Maroon tied the game with 2:58 remaining in the first on the man advantage when he screened Hutton and deflected Gourde's long shot into the net after the puck also caromed off Buffalo defenseman Colin Miller.
Hedman made it 2-1 at 1:58 into the second when he had plenty of time to get a pass from Steven Stamkos and lift a long slap shot from the middle of the ice off Hutton's glove. The Sabres thought Alex Killorn may have interfered with Hutton, but they elected against challenging after watching the replay.
Maroon made it a two-goal game right before the second intermission after Hutton made the initial save in the crease.
After Olofsson trimmed the deficit 4:14 into the third, Gourde and Joseph essentially finished it off by scoring in a span of 67 seconds. Gourde's shot deflected off Buffalo defenseman Jake McCabe and past Hutton with 11:12 left and Joseph flipped a shot from close range.
Eichel scored with 38 seconds left after Buffalo pulled Hutton for the extra attacker.
--Field Level Media