Minnesota Wild defeat Buffalo Sabres, 3-2

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Wild found the perfect antidote for its struggling offense and road woes.

No Ryan Miller.

The Buffalo Sabres gave their Olympic hero and stud goalie the night off Friday, and the Wild worked over backup Patrick Lalime to snap a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory at HSBC Arena.

One night after giving up three goals in the first period against Detroit, the Wild scored twice before the first intermission and finally showed some collective ...

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Niklas Backstrom missed his second consecutive game because of a groin injury, forcing the Wild to scramble to get a backup goalie here in time for Friday night's game against the Sabres.

With Backstrom sidelined, Josh Harding got the start again while emergency Houston call-up Wade Dubielewicz rushed to Buffalo by way of Toronto.

Dubielewicz would not have made it in time by flying into Buffalo. So he flew to Toronto and had a car service drive him t...