from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
The Red Wings almost did it again.
They fell behind by a large margin, staged a furious rally, but this time fell a short Thursday, as the Buffalo Sabres defeated the Wings 6-3.
Buffalo led 5-0 after two periods before the Wings roared back to cut the deficit to 5-3 on two Dominik Kubalik goals and a Jordan Oesterle tally.
But Buffalo's Kyle Okposo completed the hat trick with an empty-net goal at 16 minutes, 22 seconds, giving Buffalo the three-goal lead.
"We just ran out of time," captain Dylan Larkin said. "We gave up too much early in the game and a lot of times we shot ourselves in the foot and didn't defend well enough, giving them easy chances."
You sure sensed something was brewing after Oesterle's goal, the Wings' third goal in 3:46 early in the third period.
But this time, the Wings' issues through 40 minutes proved too much to overcome.
"You try to push because we know we did it the night before, so there's no reason not to do it again," Kubalik said. "We had some scoring chances in the beginning, too, and we just didn't capitalize. A couple of mistakes ended up in our net, so we learned a little lesson."
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