Sabres offer cure for Red Wings' woes
Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Johan Franzen broke a third-period tie with a power-play goal and the Detroit Red Wings went on to beat the Buffalo Sabres, 3-1, at First Niagara Center.
Franzen let go a shot from the right circle and the puck deflected off the leg of Buffalo defenseman Alexander Sulzer and fluttered past Ryan Miller at the 11:43 mark.
The Sabres had a chance to pull even on a later man advantage, but couldn't convert with Stephen Weiss serving time for a tripping penalty.
Daniel Alfredsson, back in the lineup after a five-game absence due to a groin injury, scored an empty-netter with 49 seconds left to seal just the second win in the last 10 games for Detroit.
Jonas Gustavsson denied Steve Ott on a penalty shot in the second period, one of 21 saves by the Red Wings goaltender.
Miller stopped 31 shots in Buffalo's fourth straight loss.
11/24 19:52:16 ET