Tyler Myers scored in the sixth round of the shootout after Drew Stafford tied it late in the third period and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Saturday night.

Myers beat Lightning goalie Mike Smith after making several stickhandling moves. Stafford got the Sabres even at 2 with 16.1 seconds remaining in regulation with goalie Ryan Miller on the bench for an extra skater.

Vincent Lecavalier stopped a personal 15-game goal-scoring drought and Steven Stamkos scored early in the third period for Tampa Bay.

Mike Grier also scored for the Sabres.

Lecavalier put the Lightning ahead 1-0 on a backhand rebound with six-tenths of second left in the first. It was the Tampa Bay captain's first goal since March 17 against Toronto.

Tampa Bay went up 2-1 at 4:26 of the third when Stamkos stole the puck behind the Buffalo net and scored on a wraparound. He has seven goals over his last seven games.

Grier tied it at 1 on his 150th career goal from in-close with 44.9 seconds to go in the second. Tim Kennedy setup the goal by stealing the puck deep in the Tampa Bay zone from rookie defenseman Victor Hedman.

Smith made a post-to-post save on Stafford in the first. Miller made a pair of nifty glove saves during the second, one on St. Louis' breakaway and the other when Hedman redirected a shot.

Stamkos has scored a goal in three straight games. He also has five goals and seven points during a five-game point streak.

Martin St. Louis assisted on Lecavalier's goal and has started the season with a nine-game points streak. The right wing has 10 assists and 13 points.

NOTES: Sabres D Toni Lydman (groin strain) didn't play. D Nathan Paetsch replaced Lydman and played for the first time this season. ... Tampa Bay D Paul Ranger was out of the lineup to address a personal matter.