Sabres stumble on the road, fall 4-1 to Panthers

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Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan O’Reilly (90) and Sam Reinhart (23) celebrate Reinhart’s goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – After a successful recent stint on the road, the Sabres fell to the Florida Panthers on Friday night.

Before the loss, the Blue and Gold had been 6-1-1 on road trips in the last eight games.

Florida scored the first goal, when Michael Matheson lit the lamp just 1:25 into the game.

The Sabres countered shortly after, with a perfect feed from Victor Antipin to Ryan O’Reilly eventually leading to a Sam Reinhart goal.

But, that was where the offense stopped for Buffalo as Florida scored three unanswered goals on Robin Lehner, en route to a 4-1 win.

Kyle Okposo returned to the Sabres line up after welcoming his baby daughter earlier this week. But, Evan Rodrigues missed the game with a day-to-day upper body injury.

Next up, the Sabres host the Toronto Maple Leafs for the first time the season on Monday night.

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