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Recap - Red Wings Defeat Buffalo 3-2

Detroit earned a 3-2 victory over Buffalo on Saturday, but needed a shootout to do it at HSBC Arena.

Detroit was favored by -125 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

The win was clinched by Jiri Hudler, who beat Ryan Miller in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Detroit. Detroit got goals from Pavel Datsyuk and Jiri Hudler in the victory. Datsyuk opened the scoring at 10:43 of the second period.

Joey MacDonald stopped 30 of 32 Buffalo shots in the victory.

Buffalo got goals from Mike Grier and Andrej Sekera in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Buffalo got a 35-stop effort from Ryan Miller in the loss.

On the power play, Detroit went 1-for-2, while the Sabres were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

Buffalo lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 37-32.

Detroit looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Kings. The Sabres will aim to get back on the winning track at New York.