If you like lots of offense, this was not the game for you. But if you enjoy watching the Buffalo Sabres win a game you were in the right place. Benoit Pouliot scored the only goal of the game and Robin Lehner and the Buffalo defense made it hold up in the Sabres 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday night at KeyBank Center.
The Buffalo Sabres scored two power play goals to build a 2-0 lead and held on for a 2-1 win over the Red Wings in Buffalo's final game at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. Jack Eichel scored his ninth power play goal of the season, Matt Moulson scored his 11th.
There are games that give Buffalo Sabres fans encouragement for what lies ahead in the years to come. Then there are the first 55 minutes of Monday night's match-up with the Detroit Red Wings that make you realize this team has a long way to go. The Red Wings dominated play for most of the game, building a 3-0 lead until the Sabres scored twice in the final four minutes to make it close in a 3-2
After a rough western road trip the Buffalo Sabres have put together back to back impressive victories over two of the better teams in the NHL. After Saturday night's win over the Los Angeles Kings on home ice the Sabres played a patient game against the Detroit Red Wings until they scored a pair of goals just over a minute apart last in the third period to beat the Wings 2-1.
Good effort, but the Buffalo Sabres came up short again in Detroit, a place where they haven't won in nine years. They came close. The Sabres battled back from down 3-1 to score three straight goals to take a 4-3 lead in the third period only to give up a power play goal forcing overtime, then a shoot-out.