Sabres beat Red Wings 4-3 for Bylsma’s 300th victory

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DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 27: Kyle Okposo #21 of the Buffalo Sabres battles for the puck against Gustav Nyquist #14 of the Detroit Red Wings during the third period at Joe Louis Arena on December 27, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Buffalo won the game 4-3. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

DETROIT (AP) — Evander Kane scored his second goal of the game in the third period to lift the Buffalo Sabres over the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 on Tuesday night and get coach Dan Bylsma his 300th NHL victory.

Kane got his fifth goal in seven games 8:29 into the third by taking a cross-ice pass from Brian Gionta and beating goalie Petr Mrazek with a high wrist shot to the glove side.

The Wings rallied from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits and thought they had tied it late when Frans Nielsen appeared the score, but the whistle had already been blown because goalie Robin Lehner was hurt after being struck in the throat by teammate Zach Bogosian’s stick.

Lehner was able to continue after being attended to by the Buffalo training staff.


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