STOCKHOLM — Pat Maroon scored twice, and the Tampa Bay Lighting beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 on Saturday for a sweep of their two regular-season games in Sweden.
Victor Hedman also scored for the Lightning, delighting the home crowd, and Curtis McElhinney made 37 saves. Tampa Bay also beat Buffalo 3-2 on Friday.
Hedman, who is from Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, converted a power-play slap shot 1:58 into the second period, lifting the Lightning to a 2-1 lead.
Marcus Johansson, another Swede, was in the penalty box when Hedman scored his third goal of the season.
Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart each had a goal and an assist for Buffalo, which has dropped five in a row. Carter Hutton made 35 saves.
The two sold-out games in Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe were part of the 2019 NHL Global Series.
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Karel Janicek, The Associated Press