The Buffalo Sabres (10-12-1) overcame an ugly third period as they defeated the Detroit Red Wings (11-6-5), 5-4, in a shootout on Wednesday night at Little Caesars Arena.
The Sabres led 4-1 after two periods but completely fell apart in the third as Detroit scored three consecutive goals to send the game to overtime. After neither team scored in the extra period, rookie Jack Quinn ended the game with a filthy shootout goal to help Buffalo snap a two-game skid.
Dylan Cozens scored twice for the Sabres, one of which was shorthanded. Mattias Samuelsson netted his first NHL goal, while Jeff Skinner also found the back of the net. Rasmus Dahlin notched a pair of assists.
Craig Anderson stopped 41-of-45 shots and all three shootout attempts. He also collected an assist on Cozens’ shorthanded goal, the 20th assist of his career.
Buffalo did a tremendous job on the penalty kill as Detroit went 0-for-7 on the power play.
The Sabres will be right back in action on Thursday as they host the Colorado Avalanche at KeyBank Center. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.