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A2Y- Quick Recap - Detroit Red Wings/Buffalo Sabres

04/06/2023 at 10:00pm EDT

We fast forward to the third period with the score 4-4.

Buffalo made it 5-4 with just over 3 minutes into the third and a couple minutes later they made it 6-4.

The Wings made it a one goal game with around 12 minutes left to play.

With Husso pulled, David Perron scored and this game headed to overtime where there was no scoring.

In the shootout, Buffalo wins it by scoring twice to Detroit's one goal. Final score 7-6.

Team Stats

Below watch the Detroit goals, a mad Larkin and a BSD interview with Austin Czarnik.

Buffalo TV


Fun game at least. Wins and losses matter not to me at this point. 


The folks at BSD have had a busy day, hopefully post game talk becomes available soon.


With nothing to play for the wings are playing loose and I do not mean defensively. They are finally scoring goals and having fun. Too bad it does not count.


from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman suggested at the NHL trade deadline that his team isn’t truly competing against Tampa Bay, or Boston, or Toronto.

“Our competition we gotta be looking at is Buffalo, Ottawa,” Yzerman said in that press conference. “These guys are young. Even Montreal with a lot of picks, a lot of good, young players, that’s the groups of teams we gotta be watching, because when they’re good, we’re hoping to be good as well.”

His declaration seemed particularly meaningful Thursday when the team lost 7-6 in a shootout to the Buffalo Sabres and were officially eliminated from the playoff race by the New York Islanders’ 6-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning. This is the seventh consecutive season the Red Wings have failed to qualify for the playoffs.

Mixed Feelings

Are the Red Wings, disappointed? Yes. Are the Red Wings optimistic about the future? That’s also a ‘Yes’. It’s as if the Red Wings don’t exactly know how to feel about this season. They are already have five more points than they had last season and they are improved in many ways. But they are still 20-plus points from being one of the division’s best teams.

“I think there’s certainly more hope for next season,” Detroit captain Dylan Larkin said. “Again tonight’s game we had the message where we’re gonna be battling with these guys. We weren’t good against them this year but tonight was certainly better. It was certainly a better battle level. We were much more engaged tonight.”



Much longer version of Larkin and Lalonde


Buffalo scored 24 goals against us in 4 games this season


I am unhappy with Larkin in this last game.  He left his man at the end of the 2nd to chase after someone while the play was still going and his man scored.  His antics then gave BUF a power-play that scored.  This all in the last 3 minutes of the 1st period.  He cause a 2-1 DET lead to turn into a 3-2 BUF lead.  Well, we tied the game but in OT Larkin lost all four face-offs he had, which gave puck possession to BUF.  Not good in a 5 min period.

This was a very bad game for Larkin and I hope he learns from it.  Sigh...

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