Wings End Four-Game Skid

Hasek, Detroit best Buffalo, 4-2
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2008 10:54 PM CST
Buffalo Sabres right winger Jason Pominville, right, has a pass blocked by Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk, of Russia, during the third period of their game in Buffalo, N.Y. on Sunday, March 2,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Detroit put an end to their four-game losing streak tonight with a win over the Buffalo Sabres, 4-2. Dominik Hasek got the start and the win in goal for the Red Wings, only his second appearance since returning from a hip injury that sidelined him for nearly three weeks. The future Hall of Fame goalie made 22 saves against his former team, reports the AP.

It looked problematic again for the Wings early on, as Buffalo rookie Patrick Kaleta scored the first goal in less than three minutes. Detroit managed to follow that with three unanswered tallies on the way to only their second victory in 12 games. Johan Franzen and Valtteri Filppula each contributed a goal and assist for Detroit. Ryan Miller made 35 saves for the Sabres.