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NHL Game Summary - Buffalo at Carolina



(Thursday, March 13th)

Final Score: Carolina 4, Buffalo 2

Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Jiri Tlusty scored the winning goal with 6:17 to play as the Carolina Hurricanes took a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Alexander Semin posted a goal and an assist while Jeff Skinner also lit the lamp for the Hurricanes, who have won their past two. Cam Ward stopped 21 shots in the win.

"It's not easy for goalies when you don't get a lot of shots," said Carolina head coach Kirk Muller. "Cam has a history of doing really well when he gets a lot of shots in a game. He made the saves when we needed them."

Drew Stafford and Tyler Ennis scored for the Sabres, who have lost their past four games. Michal Neuvirth was peppered with 54 shots and stopped 51.

"It's a tough one because I thought we started showing some life in the second period and third but we couldn't capitalize on our chances," said Stafford.

With Buffalo holding a one-goal lead, Carolina tied the game on the power play as Semin's shot from the left point hit off a Sabres and went in at 11:48.

Just under two minutes later, the Hurricanes took the lead when Tlusty's wrister from the right circle went through a screen and into the net for his 12th of the year.

Nathan Gerber got the puck into an empty net with just 0.4 seconds showing on the clock to cap the scoring.

Ennis was awarded a penalty shot halfway through the first period when he was slashed by Tlusty on a breakaway and he buried his chance, wristing the puck into the left corner of the net for his 17th of the season.

The Hurricanes tied the game three minutes later, when Skinner made a nifty move in the deep right corner to get around a defender and whipped it home for his 26th of the season.

The second period stayed scoreless despite Carolina throwing 22 shots on net, while Buffalo managed just four in the frame.

Buffalo took a 2-1 lead at 8:43 of the third when Cory Conacher's wraparound from the right side hit off some skates and went to the left where Stafford slammed it home.

Game Notes

Carolina plays at Boston on Saturday ... Buffalo plays in New York against the Islanders on Saturday ... Semin has three goals and five assists during a six- game point streak ... The Hurricanes were 1-for-5 on the power play and Buffalo was scoreless on its two chances.

03/14 00:42:57 ET

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Scoreboard
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3rd
CAR 2
WAS 0
 
4th
BOS 92
CHA 89
 
4th
IND 90
CLE 86
 
4th
PHI 83
WAS 78
 
4th
BOS 92
CHA 89
 
4th
TOR 57
GSW 98
 
4th
DET 72
NYK 72
 
4th
ATL 76
ORL 69
 
3rd
HOU 53
BRK 62
 
3rd
MEM 41
LAC 41
 
3rd
NOP 58
MIA 58
 
3rd
CHI 51
MIN 51
 
1st
DEN 8
UTA 19
 
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Final
QUIN 73
SIENA 63
 
Final
CORN 57
HARV 49
 
Final
CAN 72
FAIR 65
 
Final
IONA 79
MAN 75
 
Final
BRO 75
PENN 69
 
Final
YALE 81
PRIN 60
 
Final
MAR 69
PETE 67
 
2nd
CLMB 46
DART 46
 
2nd
AKR 45
OHIO 40
 
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1st OT
NJD 2
BOS 2
 
3rd
NYI 1
CAL 0
 
3rd
CAR 2
WAS 0
 
2nd Intermission
TAM 2
CHI 0
 
1st Intermission
DAL 0
COL 0
 
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