Sabres hold off Red Wings in shootout

Dylan Cozens had two goals and an assist and the visiting Buffalo Sabres recovered from the Detroit Red Wings’ two third-period goals for a 7-6 shootout win on Thursday.A tiebreaker was needed after Detroit’s Jonatan Berggren connected on the doorstep at 8:02 of the third period to cut it to 6-5, and David Perron scored from the left circle with one minute left, with goalie Ville Husso pulled for the extra attacker.Tage Thompson and Henri Jokiharju each had a goal an assist, Owen Power had three assists and Casey Mittelstadt had two assists for the Sabres (38-32-7, 83 points). Devon Levi made 26 saves.Berggren and Dylan Larkin each had a goal and an assist, Lucas Raymond had three assists, Moritz Seider had two assists, and Husso made 30 saves for the Red Wings (35-33-10, 80 points).Thompson took a pass from Cozens at the top of the left circle and wired his 45th of the season, giving the Sabres a 1-0 lead at 4:35.Austin Czarnik tied it 1-1 at 10:38 on a shot from the left face-off dot that hit the blade of Buffalo forward Alex Tuch’s stick to beat Levi high short side.Larkin put the Red Wings ahead 2-1 on the power play at 15:05. Raymond sent a pass from the top of the right circle through a seam to Larkin in the slot for a redirect that hit the stick of Buffalo defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin on its way into the net.Jokiharju tied it 2-2 at 17:10. Husso stopped Mittelstadt’s shot but Tuch picked up the rebound and quickly fed the defenseman for a one-timer from the right inner hashmarks.