BUFFALO, NY - Moritz Seider scored 3:45 into overtime, Tyler Bertuzzi had two goals and two assists, and the Detroit Red Wings rallied to beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Saturday night.
Rookie Lucas Raymond had three assists and Pius Suter added a goal and an assist for the Red Wings. Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 29 shots as Detroit snapped a four-game skid to close out a four-game road trip.
Rasmus Dahlin scored his first goal of the season for the Sabres, who have lost four in a row after a 5-1-1 start. Tage Thompson and Arttu Ruotslainen had the other goals, and Rasmus Asplund had two assists to extend his point streak to six games. Dustin Tokarski made 29 saves.
Bertuzzi set up Seider for a one-timer from the right circle for the wining goal after he scored twice 1:30 apart to bring the Red Wings back late in the third period.
After beating Tokarski with a wrist shot from the right circle, Bertuzzi scored his eight of the season with 5:06 left in regulation, finishing from the front of the net on a feed from Suter to tie it 3-3.
Trailing 1-0, Buffalo took the lead with a pair of goals in a 1:04 span of the second period.
Jeff Skinner set up Thompson’s tying goal with 8:28 remaining in the second. Skinner skated past the right side of the goal, spun around and sent a pass between Nedeljkovic’s pads to the slot where Thompson lifted a wrist shot into the far corner.
On the next shift, Robert Hagg drew a holding penalty on Detroit’s Joe Veleno in the offensive zone, and Dahlin ricocheted his shot from the point off the right post during the ensuing power play to put the Sabres ahead.
Ruotsalainen made it 3-1 when he scored on the rebound from Colin Miller’s shot about six minutes into the third.
Suter gave the Red Wings their first regulation lead in six games just 16 seconds after he won the opening faceoff. Bertuzzi passed to Raymond for a one-timer, and Suter jammed the rebound underneath Tokarski’s blocking pad at the edge of the crease.
VAL JAMES TRIBUTE
Buffalo recognized the 40th anniversary of Val James becoming the first Black American to play in an NHL game. Sabres players wore sweaters that honored James during warmups, while tribute videos were shown in the arena before and during the game. Detroit drafted James with the 184th pick in 1977, but never played a game for the franchise.
Red Wings: C Dylan Larkin (personal reasons) did not make the trip to Buffalo and missed his third game in a row. Coach Jeff Blashill had no additional information on his captain’s status.
Sabres: Leading scorer F Victor Olofsson was held out for a third straight game with a soft-tissue injury but is nearing a return, coach Don Granato said … G Craig Anderson (upper-body) is day-to-day.
Sabres: Recalled G Aaron Dell from the minors to back up Tokarski and loaned F Brett Murray to AHL club in Rochester.
Red Wings: Open a four-game homestand Sunday against Vegas.
Sabres: At Washington on Monday.