DETROIT, MI (WTVB) - The resurgent Red Wings shoot for their fourth straight win tonight when they host the Buffalo Sabres at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit’s turnaround following a 3-game skid gives the Red Wings 86 points on the season, one more than Columbus in the standings in the chase for the two Eastern Conference wild card playoff spots.
Detroit tonight will also get center Pavel Datsyuk back in the lineup after a 5 week absence because of a sore left knee. The Sabres, who lost 2-1 last night at St. Louis, have the worst record in the NHL. The Red Wings Wednesday night knocked off the Bruins 3-2 in Detroit, handing Boston their first regulation loss in their last 17 games.