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NHL: Detroit 2, Buffalo 1

  |   Oct. 2, 2013 at 10:58 PM
DETROIT, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Mikael Samuelsson and Pavel Datyuk scored 36 seconds apart in the first period Wednesday, goals that stood up to give Detroit a 2-1 win over Buffalo.

Jimmy Howard took a shutout deep into the third period before surrendering a goal to Zemgus Girgensons, but the Sabres could not deliver the equalizer.

Samuelsson tipped in a shot by Cory Emmerton with 7:55 to go in the first and Datsyuk quickly added a backhander that escaped Ryan Miller.

Howard had to make only 19 saves as he began his eighth season with the Red Wings. His 2012-13 season came to a disappointing end when he allowed 10 goals over the final three games of Detroit's loss in the conference semifinals to eventual Stanley Cup champion Chicago.

Detroit took a 3-1 lead in that series before the Blackhawks put together their rally.

Miller stopped 32 shots in taking the loss.

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