The trend continued on Tuesday night as the Buffalo Sabres fell behind early and could not complete the comeback despite a strong effort, resulting in a 5-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on home ice.
Buffalo (10-14-2), who has dropped four straight, trailed 4-0 late in the second period. The Sabres scored three goals in the span of 12:40 to make it a one-goal game with just over eight minutes left in regulation and went on the power play late with the goalie pulled but still failed to net the game-tying tally.
Rasmus Dahlin and Casey Mittelstadt collected their sixth goals of the season, while Jeff Skinner added his 11th. Tage Thompson notched an assist in his first game back from injury.
Eric Comrie stopped 22-of-26 shots but didn’t get much help in front of him.
The Sabres will look to end the skid Thursday night in Boston when they face the Bruins for the second time this season. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.