DETROIT – Henrik Zetterberg scored three goals in the third period to cap an impressive Detroit comeback, lifting the Red Wings to a 6-4 victory over Buffalo on Sunday night — the Sabres' 11th consecutive loss.
It was the sixth career hat trick for the Detroit captain, and it came after the Red Wings wiped out an early three-goal deficit against the struggling Sabres. Detroit goalie Petr Mrazek was replaced after allowing three goals on seven shots, but Buffalo barely put any pressure on the Red Wings after that.
Tom McCollum, who came in for Mrazek, was credited with only seven saves in over 46 minutes of action.
Tyler Ennis scored twice for the Sabres, including a goal in the third period that made it 5-4, but Zetterberg answered with his third goal of the period.