Three goal 1st helps Wings beat Sabres 3-1
By: Mike Stiles - Monday, April 8, 2024

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(DETROIT) - Lucas Raymond, Patrick Kane and Dylan Larkin all scored in the first period and Alex Lyon made 37 saves and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 on Sunday. ...... {LISTEN}. The win gives Detroit 84 points, moving them past idle Pittsburgh and Philadelphia into the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. The Washington Capitals blowing another late lead and losing in overtime to Ottawa kept the Red Wings in the top eight in the East. Raymond opened the scoring 53 seconds into the game as he scored his 26th of the season. In 12 games against the Sabres, he has five goals and 10 assists. Kane beat Buffalo defenders Bowen Byram and Henri Jokiharju and tucked the puck past goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen at 4:24, for his 19th of the season. He has 14 goals and 16 assists in 28 games against his hometown Sabres. Larkin scored his 31st of the season on a power play at 7:37. Raymond had the primary assist. Detroit won three of four games against Buffalo this season. Lyon, who stopped all 17 shots he faced in the third period, earned his 20th victory. Red Wings defenseman Moritz Seider had 10 of his team’s 27 blocked shots.

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