Sabres use 3rd period rally to beat Red Wings

Posted at 11:03 PM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 23:03:56-05
DETROIT (AP) -- Ryan O'Reilly and Johan Larsson scored 61 seconds apart late in the third period, rallying the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night.
O'Reilly tied it 1-all at 15:46 when his deflected shot beat goalie Petr Mrazek between the legs. Larsson scored the go-ahead goal with 3:13 remaining, his first goal in 30 games since April 6 last season against Carolina.
Detroit had earned at least one point in 13 consecutive games.
Buffalo snapped an eight-game winless streak in Detroit with its first victory there since Oct. 13, 2006.
After a scoreless first period, the Red Wings got the game's first goal at 4:01 of the second.
Pavel Datsyuk found Brad Richards in the right circle and he beat goalie Chad Johnson glove side.
In 22 career games against the Sabres, Datsyuk has nine goals and 13 assists.
Tomas Jurco had a chance to give the Red Wings a two-goal lead when he was awarded a penalty shot at 14:56 of the second, but Johnson made a glove save.
Mrazek made 28 saves while Johnson had 33.
O'Reilly has a point in eight straight games, with four goals and seven assists during that span.
The Red Wings have blown third-period leads in nine of their last 14 games.
NOTES: Red Wings defenseman Mike Green played in his 600th career game. . Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen remains the only NHL player with an average ice time over 20 minutes with no penalty minutes. . The Red Wings remain one win shy of their 800th at Joe Louis Arena.