Buffalo Sabres once again lose to Detroit Red Wings 2-1

Buffalo Sabres once again lose to Detroit Red Wings 2-1. This time in a shootout.

Top Notes
•    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.

Tonight’s Goaltenders
Tonight’s Stats
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


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