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Ullmark makes 41 saves, Sabres beat Red Wings 2-0

Jimmy Howard stopped 23 shots for Detroit, which lost its seventh straight.
Credit: AP
Buffalo Sabres center Sam Reinhart (23) scores against Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) in the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT — Linus Ullmark made 41 saves, Sam Reinhart scored his fifth goal and the red-hot Buffalo Sabres beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 Friday night.

Reinhart also assisted on Jake McCabe's first goal of the season, and Buffalo (9-2-1) won for the seventh time in nine games. Jack Eichel had two assists.

Jimmy Howard stopped 23 shots for Detroit, which lost its seventh straight.

McCabe gave Buffalo a 1-0 lead with 8:20 left in the second period. His wrist shot from the left point got past Howard, who was screened.

Reinhart scored on a power play 1:15 into the third when he tipped a pass from Victor Oloffson.

Detroit outshot Buffalo 12-6 in the first period. Ullmark stopped Valtteri Filppula on a breakaway around 3:20 into the game.

NOTE: Buffalo recalled D William Borgen from AHL Rochester after D Marco Scandella suffered a lower-body injury in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the New York Rangers. Scandella did not play Friday. ... Detroit recalled F Givani Smith, who made his NHL debut Friday, from AHL Grand Rapids after Fs Luke Glendening (upper body) and Justin Abdelkader (lower body) were injured in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators. Neither played Friday.

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Sabres: Host Arizona on Monday night.

Red Wings: Host St. Louis on Sunday night.

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