Sabres rally falls short in 3-2 loss

DETROIT (WIVB) – After falling behind by three goals in the first period, the Sabres clawed their way back within one, but could not complete the comeback Friday night in a 3-2 loss to the Red Wings.

The Sabres didn’t even make it to Detroit until 4am because of weather delays in St. Louis. A sluggish start followed, with the Red Wings getting goals from Darren Helm, Thomas Jurco, and Daniel Alfredsson for the 3-0 lead.

Buffalo’s Jamie McBain scored on a power play strike in the second, with Nic Deslauriers scoring the first goal of his NHL career in the third to cut the lead to one, but that would be as close as the rally would get.

The Sabres have just five games remaining, including Sunday’s matchup at Philadelphia. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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