Carter Hutton made 27 saves, including 10 in the third period, and Sam Reinhart produced the game winner early in the third to help the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday at KeyBank Center.
Conor Sheary and Marcus Johansson also scored for Buffalo.
Darren Helm scored twice for Detroit while Jonathan Bernier stopped 22 shots.
The two teams traded goals early. The Red Wings struck first with a goal 27 seconds in when Helm tallied. Then Buffalo got right one right back when Sheary scored at the 1:03 mark.
Then 1:32 into the second period, Sheary had a chance to give Buffalo the lead, but missed on a penalty shot opportunity. The Red Wings capitalized on another shot by Helm 7:02 into the middle frame to make it 2-1.
Johansson roofed a shot over Bernier's glove while on the rush with Rasmus Dahlin to tie it up with 5:01 to play in the second.
Reinhart gave Buffalo its first lead of the game 57 seconds into the third when he crashed the net and forced a Jack Eichel rebound in over the line for his 21st goal of the season.
The Sabres went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and also held off a Red Wings attack with the extra attacker in the final minute.
What it means
The Sabres are now 25-24-8 on the season and 16-10-4 at home.
Two stats from @SabresPR for you:
With his assist tonight, Eichel has become the 14th player ever to record 70 points in consecutive seasons at least once as a member of the Sabres. The last player to do so was Derek Roy in 2007-08 (81) and 2008-09 (70).
Reinhart's two points tonight (1+1) give him 16 points (9+7) in 16 games since the beginning of January. It's his 12th multi-point game of the season.
Roll the highlight film
Let's watch Dahlin pass the puck to Johnasson for the tying goal in the second period again:
Video: DET@BUF: Johansson wires home wrist shot on the rush
The Sabres will welcome back over a dozen alumni as well as former owner Tom Golisano on Thursday for 2000s Night. Buffalo will take on Columbus at 7 p.m. but everyone attending the game should be in their seats early for a ceremonial faceoff and other special events. Pregame coverage on MSG starts at 6:30.
The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a special decade-themed pennant. Tickets are on sale now. For more info on what to expect that night, click here.