BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – With a two-goal lead and less than 10 minutes to play in the third period, it looked like the Sabres would snap the three-game losing streak. Detroit, and more specifically Tyler Bertuzzi, had other plans. Bertuzzi scored two goals in a span of 1:30 to turn a 3-1 Buffalo lead into a 3-3 tie.
Then in overtime, the Red Wings took the win when Moritz Seider netted his first goal of the year, and the Sabres lost their fourth straight game, 4-3.
It started out rough for the Sabres. They gave up a goal less from Pius Suter than 15 seconds into the game. They couldn’t respond the rest of the period, and trailed 1-0 going into intermission.
Then in the second, they started to pick up offensively. Tage Thompson scored to tie the game at one. Roughly a minute later, Rasmus Dahlin scored his first goal of the season with a shot from just inside the blue line. Buffalo led 2-1 at the second intermission.
They padded their lead in the third when Arttu Ruotsalainen picked up his second goal of the year, and it was 3-1 in favor of the Sabres. Detroit scored three unanswered to ultimately take the win.
It’s the third time in their last five games that they’ve had a multi-goal lead disappear. They’re 1-2 in those contests.
Buffalo drops to 5-4-2 and up next they face the Washington Capitals on the road on Monday at 7 p.m.