BUFFALO, N.Y. - Marian Hossa scored twice and Chris Osgood tied Dominik Hasek for 10th on the NHL career wins list in helping the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 victory over Buffalo on Monday night.
Hossa, who reached the 40-goal plateau for the third time, added an assist. Brad Stuart and Nicklas Lidstrom also scored for the Central Division-leading Red Wings. With 111 points, Detroit moved to within four points of league-leading San Jose.
The Sabres' playoff chances grew slimmer as Buffalo lost its second straight. With three games left, Buffalo is 10th in the Eastern Conference, four points behind the New York Rangers and Florida at the post-season cutoff.