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Detroit Red Wings Take 4th Straight Win, 3-2 Over Sabres

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The Detroit Red Wings put on a scare late, but hold out for the big 2 points, taking the game 3-2 over the Buffalo Sabres.

The first period could not have gone better for Detroit. They’d get on the board early at 5:47, when Danny DeKeyser let a slapshot off the boards behind netminder Matt Hackett. It rebounded forward off of Luke Glendening in front of the net, and bounced to a waiting Darren Helm at the side of the net, and smacked home the loose puck in the open net for the 1-0 lead. They’d do it again at 14:12 on a power play, when DeKeyser let another shot off from the point that was redirected in flight by Tomas Jurco and around Hackett for the 2-0 lead. Just 1:16 later, at 15:28, they’d put another up, when Jakub Kindl let a shot off from the point, which was saved by Hackett. The rebound would come out right to Daniel Alfredsson, who easily batted it around Hackett for the 3-0 lead leaving the first period. Shots were 12-7 in favor of Detroit.

The second period was where things slowly started to shift away from the Wings. Buffalo would finally get a tally up at 12:28, on a power play from a bad penalty by Brendan Smith. Jamie McBain would take a cross-ice pass into the faceoff circle, and let off a quick wrist shot to the short-side of Jimmy Howard, and just inside the post and his arm to make it 3-1 Wings. Shots through two periods were 21-14 in favor of the Red Wings.

It would all come down to the wire in the third period, as Detroit allowed momentum to fully swing in the Sabres’ favor. Buffalo would bring themselves to within one goal at 6:40, just off of a Red Wing defensive zone faceoff loss. Nicolas Deslauriers would scoop up a small pass and fling it past Howard to cut the lead to 3-2 Detroit. The Red Wings would withstand a late push by Buffalo, and a 6-on-5 for the last minute of regulation, to pull off the 3-2 victory, and cement their hold on the first Wild Card spot.

With Columbus and Washington both losing in regulation, this puts Detroit in a very, very good spot. Even if they only win 2 of their remaining 5 games now, they still stand a good chance at holding onto a playoff position. There will be little time for rest, as they’ll ship out to Montreal to face the Canadiens tomorrow night. See you then, Nation!

-Nathan Webb

About Nathan Webb

Work by day, hockey by night. I write purely from a fan's perspective. I've been an avid Wings fan for as long as I can remember, and win or lose, praise or critique, I always support my team. Stevie Y will always be the best, and the Avs will always be the strongest of rivals.

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90 Comments

  1. Amanda Goodwin

    April 4, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Brad Stamper sucks hahaha

  2. Molly Hutchinson Davies

    April 4, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Your dad is getting me into hockey…I’m a southern girl what the hell??? Lol.

  3. Greg Hysell

    April 4, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Go Red Wings!!!!!

  4. Robert Karcher III

    April 4, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Go wings

  5. Cynthia Greene

    April 4, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Wooo

  6. Sharon Diane Harajli

    April 4, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Awesum. You Rock guys!!

  7. Joel Sturos

    April 4, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    23 years in a row here we come

  8. Sandy Langolf

    April 4, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Can’t let up. Let’s go wings!!! Playing some good hockey!!!

  9. Barbara Allard Cyccone Powell

    April 4, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Great game guys!!! Keep up the good work!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ GO WINGS!!!!!!

  10. Sharon Bybee Wachala

    April 4, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Whoop Whoop!!! White and Red til I’m cold and dead!!! GO WINGS!!!!

  11. Larry Arreola

    April 4, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    hockey night in canada tommorow in montreal should be great game keep it up guys go WGS

  12. Keri Blake

    April 4, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    LGRW!

  13. Curtis Calcaterra

    April 4, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Old tyme hockey….

  14. King Jones

    April 4, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Mike Nowicki lol. :P

  15. Faye West

    April 4, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    I KNOW Uncle bill is On Cloud Nine :)

  16. Ralph Boyer

    April 4, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Keep it up, boys.

  17. Brien Delgado

    April 4, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Redwingssss

  18. Tyler Okrzesik

    April 4, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    5 straight tomorrow, let’s do it!

  19. Ralph D. Van Loton

    April 4, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    New coach!

  20. Lonnie R Omanator

    April 4, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Rocky Genovese READ!!!

  21. Jamie Parkinson

    April 4, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Its not over until the fat lady sings…3 point lead is not nothing

  22. Tony Martinez

    April 4, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Dammmmmmmmnnnnn !!!!………………………….

  23. Debra Rich

    April 4, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Yes.

  24. Tammie Lossing Steiger

    April 4, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Terrific !

  25. Pete Reid

    April 4, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    ZZZZzzzzoooooom!

  26. Glenn C Gerber

    April 4, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Awesome game guys.

  27. Denyse BlackHeart

    April 4, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    RED WINGS !!!!

  28. Andrew M Vokes

    April 4, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    wtg

  29. Elizabeth Kurtz

    April 4, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Yeah Wings! GO Wings!

  30. Marc Phillips

    April 4, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Home field first round baby !

  31. Mick Dolan

    April 4, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    So pumped to see our Wings finishing strong !!

  32. Travis Waigand

    April 5, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Awesome streak keep it up boys ! Now if we played like this all year we’d have home ice advantage !

  33. Sandra Igert

    April 5, 2014 at 12:17 am

    HA!HA!

  34. Heather Michelle Johnson

    April 5, 2014 at 12:34 am

    myy boys

  35. Ron Kinnie

    April 5, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Babcock should get the Jack Adams award for sure amazing

  36. Joel Hall

    April 5, 2014 at 12:53 am

    It’s great to have Datsyuk back!! Go Wings!!

  37. Linda Cooper

    April 5, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Go Wings!!

  38. Dottie Bell

    April 5, 2014 at 12:58 am

    GO WINGS GO!

  39. Sam Manino

    April 5, 2014 at 2:43 am

    LET’S GO RED WINGS!!

  40. Willy Dunstan

    April 5, 2014 at 3:05 am

    REDWINGS !!!

  41. Julie Hentschel

    April 5, 2014 at 3:25 am

    The Red Wings magic number is 93. Once they get 93 points they are in the playoffs. Max points that Toronto and New Jersey can get is 92. Max points that Washington can get is 91, and Carolina will be eliminated when Detroit gets one point.

  42. Ray Gutierrez

    April 5, 2014 at 3:45 am

    Great Red Wing Hockey!….GO RED WINGS!!!!!!

  43. Arn P. O'Gin

    April 5, 2014 at 5:06 am

    Kyle David Kulchar

  44. Sidney Earl Bauer III

    April 5, 2014 at 6:13 am

    glad we are playing well!! how does this wild card thing work??

  45. Rachel Tank

    April 5, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Let’s go Red Wings!!!!

  46. Jay Brick

    April 5, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Yes keep the streak alive

  47. Barbara Storing

    April 5, 2014 at 6:43 am

    Way to Go Boys!

  48. Tony Azar

    April 5, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Go wings

  49. Jay Bicknell Sr.

    April 5, 2014 at 7:12 am

    wished I could have watched…GO WINGS!

  50. Kimberly Pelland

    April 5, 2014 at 7:24 am

    GO RED WINGS

  51. Anthony Galbo

    April 5, 2014 at 7:27 am

    it took a miracle when boston came into town when they turned the puck over then nyquist scored made it 3 to 2. i hope the same happens against the Habs!

  52. Ron Porter

    April 5, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Go Wings!! :)

  53. Christian Crisco Wright

    April 5, 2014 at 8:23 am

    it’s not about which team is the best in the playoffs, it’s about which team is the hottest Lets go Red Wings

  54. Yvonne Sherevan

    April 5, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Go Wings!!! The best team in the NHL.

  55. Herbert John Andrews

    April 5, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Looks good, get some people back for the playoffs and things are looking up.

  56. Lori Meldrum Cuevas

    April 5, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Go wings! I love my Detroit Red Wings no matter what happens!

  57. Julie Steele

    April 5, 2014 at 9:05 am

    About time guys. We played terrible against the Rangers at MSG on March 9th.

  58. Marion Volpe

    April 5, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Yes, yes, yes,four wins and more!!!!!!!! GO WINGSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!

  59. Rosemarie Kalajian

    April 5, 2014 at 9:32 am

    GO WINGS…the Joe was loud and rocking last night….

  60. Chris Adams

    April 5, 2014 at 9:40 am

    They almost blew it. This team may get in but it’s going to be a short playoffs for them.

  61. Donna Broughton

    April 5, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Go Red Wings

  62. Zach Boom

    April 5, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Idkk Chris we took down the pens and bruins!

  63. Larry McClish

    April 5, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Stay on the gas, Wings. Let’s make five in a row tonight against the Canadiens.

  64. Marie Konczalski

    April 5, 2014 at 10:48 am

    LOVE our Red Wings!! Love to watch them play no matter what, but this “new team” we are building is very exciting!! Can’t wait to see the blend of the new with the veterans as they continue to improve :-)

  65. Ruth Slack

    April 5, 2014 at 10:52 am

    go red wngs go

  66. Susan Aune

    April 5, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Common wings!!!

  67. Shawn Hartley Hammond

    April 5, 2014 at 10:56 am

    My Team Again Wins,.. GO WINGS GO

  68. Fred Van

    April 5, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Good night Leafs.

  69. Marc Rivera

    April 5, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Red Wings Rule!! Young 1′s are really stepping up!! PO’s for 23rd strait!!!!

  70. Kaye Roper

    April 5, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Did u see this Chad Roper ??? Good to know.

  71. Lynn Wallace

    April 5, 2014 at 11:28 am

    GOOOOOOOOOOOO WINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  72. Jonathan Perez

    April 5, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Going to the game tonight can’t wait go WINGSS

  73. Nick Dietzer

    April 5, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Would be REALLY awesome if we could get ahead of Philly and push them out of their spot.

  74. Andrew Little

    April 5, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Go Wings.you never have to doubt why your fans are with you.when it comes to a gut check time on what you players want{playoffs}.you repaid me as a fan when win you finally won a cup in 1997 after the almost years in the early years of PROBERT AND STEVE Y{CAPTIAN OH MY CAPTIAN}LOVE THE DRIVE WINGS, KEEP IT UP.I WAS THRILLED TO SEE YA AT THE JOE.NOSE BLEED SEATS NEAR ORGAN AND STANDING ROOM ONLY.

  75. Quinten D Kootenay

    April 5, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Go red wings go …..all the way from Canada, Alberta, Edmonton…

  76. Patrick O'Toole

    April 5, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    they can over take Philly…start making travel plans

  77. Jennifer Grey Graham

    April 5, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    go wings

  78. Laird Byron

    April 5, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Gustav Nyquist is for Real! Many people wondered last year in the Playoffs about the prospects who contributed so much. If memory serves that was Anderson, Lashoff and Nyquist. Suddenly this season the Wings have a definite Grand Rapid contingent and they are good! Last year Damien (who?) Brunner contributed some big goals. He was another Wings find who was plugged into the system and performed. Well enough to have got a nice multi year deal to rich for the Wings taste. Little wonder! Nyquist is the Wings top goal scorer and it’s not at the expense of playing defense. It would seem the Wings have found another gem. To which other teams can but ask “how do they do it”? And I haven’t mentioned Tatar, Jurco, Glendening or Riley Sheahan! All this points to a dangerous team few want to face in the first round of the playoffs. And if our Zetterberg can somehow make the valiant recovery we have seen our Captain make time and time again? To be continued. GO WINGS!!

  79. Bob Chilton

    April 5, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Go Wings Go! You guys still have some fight in you yet!

  80. Detroit Sports Nation

    April 5, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Philly is in the other division. We wouldn’t be able to overtake 3rd place from them in their division. -NW

  81. Detroit Sports Nation

    April 5, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    The two teams in 7th and 8th place also qualify for the playoffs below the 3 guaranteed spots in each division. The divisional first place team with the most points plays the Wild Card team with the least points, and the other divisional first place team plays the Wild Card team with the most points. Regardless of division. If a Wild Card team moves to the other division, they play out the entire playoffs in that division. -NW

  82. Vincent Cruz

    April 5, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Man, here we go!!! Win, win, win!!!

  83. Curtis Scott Pafford

    April 5, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Some wing nuts out in Midland. open that Can we’ll show you our guts.

  84. Charyl Jordan

    April 5, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    wy to goo allll theeee wayyyyy bring home the cup

  85. Alan Gordon

    April 5, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Good going Detroit. Go Red Wings.

  86. Hiirad Hayaan

    April 5, 2014 at 4:59 pm

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  87. Harold Eifert

    April 5, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    don’t bet on it yet…

  88. Kellee Lynn Webb

    April 5, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    GO WINGS!!!!!

  89. Darlene Tambling

    April 5, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Yes!!…were on a roll!

  90. MaryLou Ericks

    April 5, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    hell yaaah

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