Captain Dylan Larkin scored the game-winning goal in overtime, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center on Monday afternoon. With the victory, Detroit secured the four-game regular season sweep against the Sabres.
Detroit scored all three of its goals in the third period and overtime after Buffalo jumped out to a 2-0 advantage. Vladislav Namestnikov's shorthanded goal in the 10th minute of the third ended Buffalo goalie Aaron Dell's shutout bid, and Larkin tallied the equalizer at 13:28. The Red Wings controlled the extra session, with Larkin's game-winner coming with just 53 seconds remaining.
Larkin is now tied with Tyler Bertuzzi for the team lead in goals this season with 18. Goalie Alex Nedeljkovic kept Detroit within striking distance to complete the comeback, stopping 26 of the 28 shots he faced.