National Hockey League Game Capsules

Updated: November 24, 2013

Buffalo, NY ( – Johan Franzen broke a third-period tie with
a power-play goal and the Detroit Red Wings went on to beat the Buffalo
Sabres, 3-1, at First Niagara Center. Franzen let go a shot from the right
circle and the puck deflected off the leg of Buffalo defenseman Alexander
Sulzer and fluttered past Ryan Miller at the 11:43 mark. The Sabres had a
chance to pull even on a later man advantage, but couldn’t convert with
Stephen Weiss serving time for a tripping penalty. Daniel Alfredsson, back in
the lineup after a five-game absence due to a groin injury, scored an empty-
netter with 49 seconds left to seal just the second win in the last 10 games
for Detroit. The Red Wings were without forward Pavel Datsyuk, who didn’t make
the trip to Buffalo because of a possible concussion. Jonas Gustavsson denied
Steve Ott on a penalty shot in the second period, one of 21 saves by the
Detroit goaltender. Miller stopped 31 shots in Buffalo’s fourth straight loss.

Final Score: Carolina 4, Ottawa 1

Raleigh, NC ( – Cam Ward posted 35 saves to help the
Carolina Hurricanes take a 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday. Eric
Staal posted a goal and two assists for the Hurricanes, who snapped a four-
game slide. Tuomo Ruutu, Elias Lindholm, and Patrick Dwyer all scored in the
win. Jason Spezza had the lone goal of the game for the Senators, who have
dropped five of their last seven. Robin Lehner allowed three goals on 36 shots
in the loss.