Carter Hutton made 27 saves, including 10 in the third period, and Sam Reinhart produced the game winner early in the third period in the Buffalo Sabres’ 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday at KeyBank Center.
Conor Sheary and Marcus Johansson also scored for Buffalo.
Darren Helm scored twice for Detroit while Jonathan Bernier stopped 22 shots.
The two teams traded goals early. The Red Wings struck first with a goal 27 seconds in when Helm tallied. Then Buffalo got right one right back when Sheary scored at the 1:03 mark.
Then 1:32 into the second period, Sheary had a chance to give Buffalo the lead, but missed on a penalty shot opportunity. The Red Wings capitalized on another shot by Helm 7:02 into the middle frame to make it 2-1.
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