Detroit sports glance: Red Wings bounce back, defeat Buffalo Sabres

By Dave Hart

Red Wings 3, Sabres 2 – The Red Wings held on to defeat the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit led 3-0 with three minutes in regulation, the Sabres responded with two goals in a span 61 seconds to cut their deficit to 3-2 with 1:49 remaining.

Dylan Larkin, Riley Sheahan and Luke Glendening each scored a goal for the Red Wings while Henrik Zetterberg chipped in with two assists.

Detroit’s goaltender Jimmy Howard picked up the win, stopping 18 of 20 shots.Eye on the D

Buffalo’s Zemgus Girgensons and Sam Reinhart each scored a goal for the Sabres in a losing effort.

The Red Wings are now 38-27-11 on the season, good for 87 points and fourth place in the Atlantic Division. They are tied with Philadelphia for the final playoff spot with six games remaining.

Detroit will travel to take on the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Record: 38-27-11   87 pts

4th Place in Atlantic Division (6 pts behind Florida and Tampa Bay)

Tied for 8th Place in Eastern Conference (26 pts behind Washington)

Tied with Philadelphia for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 14 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 21 pts

Misery # towards elimination from a playoff berth: 13 pts

Misery # towards elimination from Atlantic Division title: 7 pts

Eliminated from Eastern Conference title contention

Next Game: 03/29/2016 @ Montreal Canadiens 7:30 p.m. @ Bell Centre

Stats: Goals- Dylan Larkin (22), Riley Sheahan (12), Luke Glendening (8). Assists- Henrik Zetterberg 2 (34), Niklas Kronwall (21). Goaltender- Jimmy Howard (11-11-5) 18 saves on 20 shots.

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