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Red Wings hang on to defeat Sabres

Detroit almost squanders 3-0 lead, keeps pace with Flyers for second wild card in East

by Paul Harris / NHL.com Correspondent

Sheahan goes top-shelf

BUF@DET: Sheahan snipes one past Johnson

3/28/16: Riley Sheahan carries the puck through the neutral zone to the top of the circle and rips a wrist shot top-shelf past Chad Johnson

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DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings almost let a 3-0 lead with three minutes remaining slip away, but held on to defeat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 at Joe Louis Arena on Monday.

The Red Wings remain tied with the Philadelphia Flyers for the second wild-card in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in overtime Monday and hold the tie-breaker since they have a game in hand. The Red Wings, fourth in the Atlantic Division, moved to within a point of the third-place Boston Bruins.

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Red Wings seek important points against Sabres

Detroit hopes to pass Flyers in wild-card race, gain on Bruins in Atlantic Division

by Paul Harris / NHL.com Correspondent

SABRES (31-34-10) at RED WINGS (37-27-11)

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SNE, SNO, SNP, FS-D

DETROIT -- Jimmy Howard starts in goal for the Detroit Red Wings against the Buffalo Sabres on Monday at Joe Louis Arena.

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Howe celebrates 88th birthday with Red Wings

'Mr. Hockey' greets Detroit players, coaches prior to game against Sabres

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DETROIT -- Gordie Howe turns 88 on Thursday, and the family of the Detroit Red Wings legend helped "Mr. Hockey" celebrate early by taking him to the Red Wings' game against the Buffalo Sabres at Joe Louis Arena on Monday.

Howe visited the Red Wings dressing room prior to the game to greet players and the coaching staff.

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