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Sabres Fall 5-3 Against Carolina - Game Recap

Carolina earned a 5-3 victory over Buffalo behind a 2-goal performance from Alexander Semin on Thursday at First Niagara Center.

Carolina was favored by -120 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.

Carolina got goals from Alexander Semin (2), Jiri Tlusty, Andrej Sekera, and Jeff Skinner in the victory. Skinner opened the scoring at 12:28 of the first period.

Anton Khudobin turned in a 26-save effort for the Hurricanes.

Cody Hodgson, Tyler Ennis, and Brian Flynn scored for the Sabres, finding the net behind Anton Khudobin.

Jhonas Enroth stopped 28 of 32 shots for the Sabres, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Carolina went 0-for-4, while the Sabres were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Buffalo lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 33-29.

Next game, Carolina takes its act home to face Ottawa looking for another win. For Buffalo, they head on the road to face Columbus.