Buffalo Sabres Rally to Beat Carolina
Similar to their game Saturday night in Toronto the Buffalo Sabres scored the first goal, then wasted so many opportunities to increase their lead while allowing the opponent to tie the game then take the lead. It happened again Tuesday night in Carolina, but the result was different as the Sabres rallied to beat the Hurricanes 3-2.
Defenseman Carlo Colaiacova scored his first goal of the season on a slapshot in the first period to give Buffalo a 1-0 lead, but the Hurricanes kept chipping away until they tied it in the second period and took the lead 2-1 with just 6:20 to play in the game.
Up to that point, the Sabres had misfired on some great scoring chances, missed on passes that could have set up others and looked terrible on a four-minute power play. But back to back goals just a minute apart by Evander Kane and Johann Larsson turned that one goal deficit into a one goal lead with under three minutes to play and the Sabres held on to beat Carolina for the third time this season for a season sweep.
Goaltender Chad Johnson stopped 25 shots to pick up his 18th win of the season, adding to his career high victory total.
The Sabres are off until Saturday afternoon at 1:00 when they host the Winnipeg Jets marking the return of Tyler Myers and Drew Stafford for the first time since last year's trade that brought Evander Kane and Zach Bogosian to Buffalo.