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Bolts score early but cannot hang on against Sabres

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Tyler Myers scored a go-ahead goal early in third period, helping Ron Rolston win for the first time as the Buffalo's interim coach in the Sabres' 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. 

Myers made it 2-1 from the top of the left circle 52 second into the third after a Tampa Bay turnover. Rolston replaced long-time Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff on Feb. 20. 

Ryan Miller made 30 saves and improved to 19-7-0 against the Lightning. The Sabres also got a goal from Cody Hodgson, while Thomas Vanek had two assists. 

Miller made several quality saves during three short-handed situations, including a 5-on-3, during the second. He also had a point-blank stop on Steven Stamkos in the third. 

Stamkos extended his goal-scoring streak to six games with his 14th.

Stamkos put the Lightning up 1-0 at 1:24 of the first on a rebound goal from the slot after Miller made a save on Teddy Purcell's shot. 

Hodgson tied it at 1 with 9:58 left in first from behind the net when his pass toward the slot deflected off a Tampa Bay defender and past goalie Mathieu Garon. 

Buffalo had lost in four in a row, including two under Rolston. 

Lightning defenseman Sami Salo left in the second with an undisclosed lower-body injury.

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