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Detroit Ices Buffalo 3-2 - Recap

The Red Wings earned a 3-2 victory over the Sabres on Friday at Joe Louis Arena.

Detroit was favored by -290 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went PUSH the consensus closing total of 5.

Detroit got goals from Daniel Alfredsson, Darren Helm, and Tomas Jurco in the victory. Helm opened the scoring at 5:47 of the first period.

Jimmy Howard turned in a 21-save effort for the Red Wings.

Buffalo got goals from Jamie McBain and Nicolas Deslauriers in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Matt Hackett stopped 28 of 31 shots for the Sabres, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Detroit went 1-for-3, while the Sabres were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Buffalo lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 31-23.

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