Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock has left Buffalo after spending the afternoon meeting with Sabres owner Terry Pegula regarding the team’s coaching vacancy.
According to Nick Kypreos of SportsNet, Babcock met with the Toronto Maple Leafs over the weekend to discuss their open head coach position.
Tyler Johnson and Jason Garrison scored in the first period, and Johnson added another goal in the second to give the Lightning a 3-0 lead.
Petr Mrazek stopped 28 shots and the Detroit Red Wings rebounded from a disappointing loss to shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Saturday night and take a 3-2 series lead.
Joakim Andersson’s shot bounced routinely off Bishop and up in the air, but when Bishop tried to bat the puck away with his stick, he instead accidentally knocked it back off the crossbar.
Detroit expects to have left wing Justin Abdelkader back from a hand injury — he hasn’t played since April 4.
Despite the loss, the Red Wings return home for Game 3 on Tuesday night feeling fortunate the series is tied.
Landon Ferraro scored his first career goal in the opening minute and Joakim Andersson added an empty-netter with 2:20 left to help the playoff-bound Red Wings clinch the Atlantic Division’s No. 3 seed.
The 23-year-old Ferraro has 27 goals and 15 assists in 70 games with the Griffins this season. He played four games for the Red Wings last season.
Darren Helm scored in the eighth round of a shootout, and the Detroit Red Wings outlasted the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday night.