Mrazek stops 25 shots as Red Wings beat Sabres 3-1

 BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Petr Mrazek made 25 saves in his first start in place of injured starting goalie Jimmy Howard, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 on Tuesday night.

   Darren Helm, Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar scored for the Red Wings, who have won three of four.

   Mike Weber scored for the Sabres, who have lost eight straight.

   The Sabres honored Hall of Fame goalie Dominik Hasek by retiring his No. 39 in a pregame ceremony. Hasek starred for Buffalo from 1992-01, winning six Vezina Trophies and consecutive Hart Memorial Trophies in 1997 and 1998, before being traded to Detroit, where he won Stanley Cups in 2002 and 2008.

   The Red Wings played for the first time since Howard injured his groin early in Saturday’s loss at Washington. Howard is the Red Wings’ second injured goalie. Jonas Gustavsson was placed on injured reserve Nov. 6 with a separated shoulder.