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Detroit’s Swedes secure win against Sabres

Nov 24, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

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With Pavel Datsyuk on the shelf, the Swedes took over for the Detroit Red Wings in a 3-1 win against the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday. (They kind of had to, really.)

Daniel Alfredsson and Johan Franzen scored a goal and an assist apiece, Henrik Zetterberg‘s assist bumps him to 700 career regular season points and Jonas Gustavsson got his second win in a row by making 19 saves.

The biggest one came when he stopped Steve Ott on a penalty shot.

“I actually thought I had him beat, but he got a skate blade on it,” Ott said.

It wasn’t solely about Swedes, as Canadian Darren Helm scored the 1-1 goal to continue his hot work recently. He has five points in his last five games, including four goals.

As usual, Ryan Miller kept the Sabres in the game (making 31 out of 33 saves) but lost. Cody Hodgson was the only Sabres to score as the team played the same as usual while looking awful in the minds of many in their third jerseys.

  1. 19wasthebest - Nov 24, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    That goal may have deflected off Zetterberg. Watch the slow motion replay they showed on tv, it sure looked like it changed directions.

  2. snipedanglecelly13 - Nov 24, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    How swede it is! Lol

  3. muckleflugga - Nov 25, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    it’s gotten so you only need to be in the same county to foul a breakaway…that call needs some serious examination. one would think a given foul should at least deny the scoring chance

    now, they’re getting the first and second chances…still, you always hope you get an ott or a sedin on the penalty shot

    way to go wings, nice bounce back on short rest. ottawa…?

    hahaha ha hahh ha aaah ha cough splutter

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