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Sliding Sabres seek to start turnaround against Hurricanes

Mar 14, 2008 - 1:01 PM
Carolina (38-29-5) at Buffalo (32-28-11) 7:30 pm EDT

BUFFALO, New York (Ticker) - The Carolina Hurricanes and Buffalo Sabres are only separated by six points, but are in different situations regarding the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Carolina leads Washington and Florida by seven points in the Southeast Division, while Buffalo trails Philadelphia by four points in the chase for eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

The Hurricanes bring a five-game winning streak into Friday's game with the Sabres.

The Hurricanes haven't won six consecutive games since a nine-game run from December 31, 2005 to January 19, 2006 - the same season Carolina won its first Stanley Cup.

Carolina goaltender Cam Ward is 8-1-1 with a 2.17 goals-against average in his last 10 games.

The Sabres need to turn things around, having lost four straight games and six of their last seven.

Things only seem to be getting worse as Jaroslav Spacek (ribs), Dmitri Kalinin (shoulder) and Nathan Paetsch (concussion) are expected to miss significant playing time due to injury.

"It comes down to grinding and battling, and a lot of young guys are in new roles," said Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 0 0 1 1
    BUFFALO 4 2 1 7 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BUF - DANIEL PAILLE 17 (DEREK ROY) 4:44
    BUF - ADAM MAIR 5 (DREW STAFFORD, STEVE BERNIER) 5:06
    BUF - (SH) DEREK ROY 28 (JASON POMINVILLE, HENRIK TALLINDER)
    10:51
    BUF - PAUL GAUSTAD 9 (ADAM MAIR, JASON POMINVILLE) 13:46

    Mar 14 10:18 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 1
    BUFFALO 7
    3RD PRD: BUF - (PP) ALES KOTALIK 21 (ANDREJ SEKERA, HENRIK TALLINDER)
    16:39

    Hurricanes 1, Sabres 7  3rd - 3:21Mar 14 10:11 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 1
    BUFFALO 6
    3RD PRD: CAR - (SH) SCOTT WALKER 11 (TIM GLEASON, GLEN WESLEY) 11:30

    Hurricanes 1, Sabres 6  3rd - 8:30Mar 14 10:00 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 0 0 0
    BUFFALO 4 2 6 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BUF - DANIEL PAILLE 17 (DEREK ROY) 4:44
    BUF - ADAM MAIR 5 (DREW STAFFORD, STEVE BERNIER) 5:06
    BUF - (SH) DEREK ROY 28 (JASON POMINVILLE, HENRIK TALLINDER)
    10:51
    BUF - PAUL GAUSTAD 9 (ADAM MAIR, JASON POMI

    Mar 14 9:17 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 0
    BUFFALO 6
    2ND PRD: BUF - DEREK ROY 29 (DANIEL PAILLE, STEVE BERNIER) 15:38

    Hurricanes 0, Sabres 6  2nd - 4:22Mar 14 9:09 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 0
    BUFFALO 5
    2ND PRD: BUF - PATRICK KALETA 3 (DREW STAFFORD, ADAM MAIR) 2:55

    Hurricanes 0, Sabres 5  2nd - 17:05Mar 14 8:45 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 0 0
    BUFFALO 4 4 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BUF - DANIEL PAILLE 17 (DEREK ROY) 4:44
    BUF - ADAM MAIR 5 (DREW STAFFORD, STEVE BERNIER) 5:06
    BUF - (SH) DEREK ROY 28 (JASON POMINVILLE, HENRIK TALLINDER)
    10:51
    BUF - PAUL GAUSTAD 9 (ADAM MAIR, JASON POMI

    Mar 14 8:18 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 0
    BUFFALO 4
    1ST PRD: BUF - PAUL GAUSTAD 9 (ADAM MAIR, JASON POMINVILLE) 13:46

    Hurricanes 0, Sabres 4  1st - 6:14Mar 14 8:05 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 0
    BUFFALO 3
    1ST PRD: BUF - (SH) DEREK ROY 28 (JASON POMINVILLE, HENRIK TALLINDER)
    10:51

    Hurricanes 0, Sabres 3  1st - 9:09Mar 14 7:58 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 0
    BUFFALO 2
    1ST PRD: BUF - ADAM MAIR 5 (DREW STAFFORD, STEVE BERNIER) 5:06

    Hurricanes 0, Sabres 2  1st - 14:54Mar 14 7:48 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 0
    BUFFALO 1
    1ST PRD: BUF - DANIEL PAILLE 17 (DEREK ROY) 4:44

    Hurricanes 0, Sabres 1  1st - 15:16Mar 14 7:48 PM