BUFFALO, NY - (WKBW) The Buffalo Sabres ended their six-game homestand on a losing note Saturday night, falling to Detroit 3-2 in a shootout.
Sabres defenseman Andrej Sekera scored a goal and assisted on Mike Grier's tally in the first period. Sekera was playing in his first game since February 18th. He took Jordan Leopold's place in the lineup after Leopold came up sick.
Pavel Datsyuk pulled the Red Wings within one with a power play goal in the second period.
Jiri Hudler scored the game-tying goal with :58 seconds left in regulation as Detroit's net was empty.
After a scoreless overtime, Datsyuk and Hudler scored the only goals of the shootout to clinch the victory for the Wings.
Ryan Miller made 35 saves. Joey MacDonald stopped 30 shots.
The Sabres now embark on a seven-game road trip. It begins on Tuesday against the New York Rangers.