Dave Andreychuk spoiled his adopted city's big day by reaching another milestone.
Andreychuk, who played 12 seasons with Buffalo and still has a home in the area, scored his 611th career goal and moved past Bobby Hull for 11th place on the NHL's all-time list in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 4-2 victory in Buffalo on Friday night. The win also moved the Lightning past the Washington Capitals and into first place in the Southeast Division.
Earlier in the day, Thomas Golisano was introduced as the Sabres' new owner, ending a tumultuous time during which the franchise was in jeopardy of moving.
"I'm really happy for the city," Andreychuk said. "I still have a house here and someday I'm going to be a fan here. I want to make sure that there's going to be hockey here when I'm here."
Vaclav Prospal had two goals and an assist, and Brad Richards had a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay, which last won in Buffalo on March 11, 1999 -- a span in which the Lightning was 0-6-1. Tampa Bay is 10-2-2 in its last 14 overall.
* WILD 3, PREDATORS 1: Dwayne Roloson made 22 saves for his career-high 19th victory to lead Minnesota at home.
Roloson, who was signed to a three-year extension Tuesday worth an estimated $2 million per season, had his shutout bid ended by Scott Walker midway through the third period.
* BLACKHAWKS 4, COYOTES 0: Jocelyn Thibault made 20 saves for his eighth shutout of the season and Chicago won in Phoenix. Steve Sullivan scored a pair of power-play goals and Kyle Calder also had a goal with the man-advantage for the Blackhawks, who are 3-11-0-2 in their last 16 games.