Coming off a sloppy defensive effort against Carolina on Thursday the Sabres needed a big improvement from the entire team on Saturday afternoon at KeyBank Center and they got it with a 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

After a shaky first period Connor Sheary got things rolling when he intercepted a pass and fired a quick shot past goaltender Jimmy Howard.  The Sabres then added two more power play goals before the end of the middle period giving the Sabres five in 10 chances in the last three games.

Kyle Okposo and Casey Mittelstadt scored the power play goals while Linus Ullmark made 28 saves.  An interesting stat; Ullmark has a .914 save percentage in his first 50 games with the Sabres and that's the best save percentage of any goaltender in his first 50 games in the history of the franchise.  Think of that - better than Hasek, Miller, Barrasso or any others you can think of.

The Sabres host Winnipeg at 3 pm on Sunday.