Lightning coach Jon Cooper could sense the momentum start shifting in Tampa Bay's favor once Sabres forward Thomas Vanek's third-period goal was disallowed.
Less than half a minute later, Lightning forward Teddy Purcell tied the game at 2. Alex Killorn then capped the Lightning's comeback, scoring 1:50 into overtime in a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night.
''That was a big turn of events,'' Cooper said. ''The way it played out, that was a big momentum shift for us.''
Vanek concurred, and was none too happy about it either.
''I tipped it in, and the next thing I know he's waving it off and pointing at me that I got 2 minutes,'' Vanek said. ''I just thought he was wrong, but it doesn't matter. Me yelling and screaming at him is just going to get him mad and get them more power plays.''
The turn of events occurred 5:21 into the third period.
Vanek tipped in Jamie McBain's point shot, but the goal was immediately waved off by referee Jean Hebert, who called Vanek for high-sticking on Ma...