Gamenight: Sabres and Red Wings tied 2-2 in OT

November 24, 2018

The Sabres took advantage of the game's first penalty, helping the team enjoy a 1-0 lead over Detroit. The Red Wings were penalized for too many men on the ice, and the blue and gold scored on the ensuing man advantage. Jeff Skinner scored his 18th goal of the year with a rebound chance. Jack Eichel and Rasmus Ristolianen were credited with the assists on the goal.

Buffalo recorded 17 shots on goal in the first period, with Jimmy Howard making 16 saves. Linus Ullmark got the start for the blue and gold, making 13 saves in the opening stanza as well. 

Jake McCabe was called for the lone Buffalo penalty in the first period. The rear guard sat for two minutes for slashing. The Red Wings failed to score on their power play chance.

The Red Wings evened up the score 1-1 less than a minute into the second period, thanks to Dylan Larkin. The forward used a wrist shot to the short side to beat Ullmark on the game-tying goal. It came just fifty-three seconds into the period, and was assisted by Anthony Mantha.

Buffalo once again scored on the man advantage with a one-time shot for a 2-1 lead. Tage Thompson took the one-timer after a pass from Rasmus Dahlin to beat Howard. Dahlin and Zach Bogosian assisted on the goal.

A goal just as their power play chance ended resulted in the second tie of the game for Detroit. Mantha chipped home his seventh goal of the season as the puck sat behind Ullmark in the blue paint. The goal came just as Jake McCabe came out of the penalty box after serving an interference minor.

Goal Summary

First Period

BUF: 3:37 - Jeff Skinner (18) PPG (Jack Eichel, Rasmus Ristolainen)
DET: none

Second Period

BUF: none
DET: 0:53 - Dylan Larkin (9) (Anthony Mantha, Justin Abdelkader)

Third Period

BUF: 7:40 - Tage Thompson (2) PPG (Rasmus Dahlin, Zach Bogosian)
DET: 13:52 - Anthony Mantha (7) (Todd Bertuzzi, Mike Green)

Penalty Summary

First Period

BUF: 11:22 - Jake McCabe (2 min., slashing)
DET: 2:48 - Team (2 min., too many men on the ice)

Second Period

BUF: 12:49 - Marco Scandella (2 min., tripping)
DET:  3:17 - Trevor Daley (2 min., hooking)

Third Period

BUF: 5:15 - Sam Reinhart (2 min., interference). 11:48 - Jake McCabe (2 min., Interference)
DET: 6:01 - Thomas Vanek (2 min., slashing)

Shots on Goal

BUF - 22 (17, 5), DET - 24 (13, 11)