Sabres bury Hurricanes in preseason Game 2
Brayden McNabb had two goals and an assist to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-2 preseason victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.
Johan Larsson had a goal and an assist for the Sabres, who improved to 3-0 in exhibition play.
Buffalo scored the last four goals. McNabb's left point shot was deflected by Larsson past Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin at the 18:36 mark of the second, tying it at 2, and Cody Hodgson scored off a Thomas Vanek pass to give Buffalo a 3-2 lead in the third.
Zach Boychuk and Chris Terry scored for Carolina (0-2). Radek Dvorak had two assists, and Khudobin made 24 saves.
Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller stopped 34 shots.
First Period—1, Carolina, Boychuk 1 (Dwyer, Dvorak), 15:45. Penalties—Flynn, Buf (hooking), 6:21; Gillies, Buf (interference), 13:25.
Second Period—2, Buffalo, Armia 1, 10:39. 3, Carolina, Terry 1 (Dvorak), 12:41. 4, Buffalo, Larsson 1 (McNabb, Leino), 18:36. Penalties—Adam, Buf (tripping), 6:03; Bellemore, Car (roughing), 13:05; Hodgson, Buf (slashing), 13:40.
Third Period—5, Buffalo, Hodgson 1 (Vanek, Armia), 14:12. 6, Buffalo, McNabb 1 (Larsson), 15:08. 7, Buffalo, McNabb 2, 17:51. Penalties—Zadorov, Buf (roughing), 10:15.
Shots on Goal—Carolina 19-8-9—36. Buffalo 8-12-9—29.
Power-play opportunities—Carolina 0 of 5; Buffalo 0 of 1.
Goalies—Carolina, Khudobin 0-1-0 (29 shots-24 saves). Buffalo, Miller 1-0-0 (36-34).
A—17,626 (19,070). T—2:22.
Referees—Greg Kimmerly, TJ Luxmore. Linesmen—Brad Kovachik, Steve Miller.