The Hurricanes came up short Thursday against the Sabres, falling 3-2.
Buffalo was favored by -135 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Buffalo got goals from Cody McCormick, Drew Stafford, and Nathan Gerbe in the victory. Gerbe opened the scoring at 14:38 of the first period.
Ryan Miller turned in a 27-save effort for the Sabres.
Tuomo Ruutu and Jeff Skinner scored for the Hurricanes, finding the net behind Ryan Miller.
Carolina got a 32-stop effort from Cam Ward in the loss.
On the power play, Buffalo went 1-for-2, while the Hurricanes were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Carolina lost the shots on goal battle to Buffalo by a margin of 35-29.
Next game, Buffalo takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For Carolina, they head home to face Tampa Bay.