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.