The Tampa Bay Lightning have been quick to bounce back from disappointment this season, sometimes within the same game.
It hasn't been as easy for the Buffalo Sabres, who hope a rare victory will help them begin a climb from the Atlantic Division basement.
Tampa Bay seeks a fourth win in five tries as it hosts Buffalo on Saturday night.
The Lightning (6-3-0) have yet to lose back-to-back contests after putting a 5-0 loss to Boston last Saturday behind them to beat defending champion Chicago 6-5 in overtime Thursday.
They faced some adversity to do so, though. Steven Stamkos' second goal gave Tampa Bay the lead with 2:29 left in the third period, but a seemingly harmless Matt Carle pass from the neutral zone bounced off Radko Gudas' skate and into the net past goaltender Ben Bishop just 40 seconds later.
Captain Martin St. Louis scored 1:16 into OT for the victory.
''We got the win after all, even if something like that happens," said Gudas, who assisted on St. Louis' goal.