Sabres outlast Red Wings, win 9th straight

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Buffalo Sabres left wing Jeff Skinner (53) celebrates his goal on Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) with teammates center Sam Reinhart (23) and right wing Kyle Okposo (21) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Tage Thompson dazzled to help keep the Sabres in line for a ninth straight victory, while Sam Reinhart made the sure their winning streak continued, as Buffalo outlasted Detroit for a 3-2 shootout victory Saturday night.

Buffalo’s current nine game winning streak is second only to 2006 team, which won the first 10 games of the 2006-2007 season.

With the win, the Blue & Gold are also in sole possession of the Atlantic Division.

Jeff Skinner continued to be a goal scoring machine, netting his 18th of the season to give Buffalo a 1-0 lead in the first period.

It would be 1-1 in the third period until  Thompson tallied his third goal in four games.

The have a chance to tie a franchise record with their 10th straight win Tuesday when they host the Sharks.

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