Buffalo Sabres once again lose to Detroit Red Wings 2-1. This time in a shootout.
• The Sabres and Red Wings entered the night separated by one point in the standings. With the overtime win, Detroit (9-10-1) tied Buffalo (7-8-5).
o It was the first time the teams have met with the Sabres ranked above the Red Wings in the standings since March 13, 2010.
• With 23 saves on 24 shots tonight, Robin Lehner improved his save percentage to .922 on the season.
o Buffalo’s goaltenders have now combined to post a .930 save percentage this season, passing Montreal’s goaltenders (.928) for second-best in the league.
• With his goal, Brian Gionta now has five points (4+1) in six home games against Detroit since joining the Sabres.
• Ryan O’Reilly led all Sabres forwards with 22:48 of ice time in his return from an oblique injury that sidelined him for the last five games.
o O’Reilly ranks second among all NHL forwards this season with an average ice time of 21:50.
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Red Wings Howard W .970 0.92
Sabres Lehner O .958 0.92
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Red Wings Howard 5-5-0 .943 1.76
Sabres Lehner 5-7-3 .922 2.38