Power play powers Sabres past Red Wings 2-1

Power play powers Sabres past Red Wings 2-1

The Buffalo Sabres accomplished something that they hadn't done since before the Red Wings' 25-season playoff streak began - beat Detroit for the third time in a row.

Robin Lehner made 34 saves, and the Buffalo Sabres scored twice on the power play for a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday.

Up next for the Detroit Red Wings: the first night of another back-to-back.

The Sabres (30-31-12) went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill in their second consecutive win.

The Sabres out shot the Wings 13-5 in the first period, and Jack Eichel would open the scoring on the power play with assists to O'Reilly and Ristolainen to open the scoring. They also failed to covert on four power-play opportunities, after notching a pair of goals on the man-advantage in each of their past two games. He scored his sixth goal in as many games, getting the Red Wings on the board at 12:53 of the second period when he snapped home Mike Green's cross-crease pass behind Lehner.

Matt Moulson made it 2-0 at 8:09 of the second.

Buffalo defenseman Brady Austin, playing his first National Hockey League game, took a penalty with 6:35 to play in the third, but the Sabres limited the Red Wings to two low-percentage shots.

Mrazek finished with 28 saves.