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SCORING SUMMARY

1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
01:21 JASON POMINVILLE, Snap Shot - Assists: JOCHEN HECHT and DANIEL BRIERE
02:52 CHRIS DRURY, Snap Shot - Assists: PAUL GAUSTAD
16:18 THOMAS VANEK, Snap Shot - Assists: JAROSLAV SPACEK and DEREK ROY
3rd Period
18:51 SHG - CRAIG ADAMS, Snap Shot - Assists: CHAD LAROSE and ROD BRIND'AMOUR
19:18 PPG - ALES KOTALIK, Backhand - Assists: none


PENALTY SUMMARY
1st Period
14:29 WESLEY, G. : Holding - 2 min
2nd Period
03:41 BRIERE, D. : Tripping - 2 min
07:50 WALLIN, N. : Hooking - 2 min
08:08 WILLIAMS, J. : Fighting (maj) - 5 min
08:08 AFINOGENOV, M. : Fighting (maj) - 5 min
16:40 WHITNEY, R. : Hooking - 2 min
18:02 KOTALIK, A. : Holding - 2 min
3rd Period
06:56 KALININ, D. : Interference - 2 min
12:35 WALLIN, N. : Hooking - 2 min
17:34 HEDICAN, B. : Hi-sticking - 2 min

SHOTS ON GOAL

-----1st-----2nd-----3rd----Total
Carolina 10 10 10 30
Buffalo 1 13 12 26
 

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In-Depth Review of scoring

First Period
No Scoring

Second Period

1-0 (1:21): Through a scrum in front of the net, Jason Pominville slipped a loose puck past a downed John Grahame for his 17th goal of the season and third against Carolina in four meetings this season. Jochen Hecht and Daniel Briere record the assists.

2-0 (2:52): Receiving the puck behind the net, Chris Drury curled around front and beat John Grahame after slapping away his own rebound. The goal was Drury's 20th of the season, marking the sixth time in the Sabres co-captain's career he surpassed the 20-goal plateau. Paul Gaustad records the lone assist.

3-0 (16:18): Screening John Grahame, Thomas Vanek collected Jaroslav Spacek's rebound and buried the second chance just inside the right post for his 20th of the season and second goal in as many games. Spacek registers the primary helper, while Derek Roy gets the secondary.


Third Period


3-1 (18:01): Craig Adams fired from the top of the face-off cirlce for his sixth goal of the season. The tally was also Adams' second shorthanded goal of the season. Adams' shot crept between Miller's arm and body.

4-1 (19:18): Dragged down on the breakaway by Erik Cole, Ales Kotalik gets a penalty shot attempt and converts for his 11th of the season. Kotalik strides in on Grahame fakes low to the right then roofs the puck with a backhand over the goaltender's right shoulder.
 

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -Ryan Miller made 29 saves, and Ales Kotalik scored on a penalty shot to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Thursday night.

Jason Pominville, Chris Drury and Thomas Vanek also scored for the Sabres.

Buffalo swept the four-game season series against the Hurricanes, the team that beat the Sabres in the Eastern Conference finals last season en route to the Stanley Cup title.

Craig Adams spoiled Miller's shutout bid with a short-handed goal late in the third.

Carolina entered the game with a season-best, five-game winning streak.

The Hurricanes' John Grahame finished with 22 saves in his second start in three games, and first against the Sabres this season. Cam Ward had started the three previous games against Buffalo, posting a 4.25 goals-against average in the three losses.

Kotalik converted his penalty shot with under a minute to go after Adams scored to make it 3-1 with 1:09 left.

After a scoreless first period, Pominville scored his 17th of the season 1:21 into the second. Grahame stopped Teppo Numminen's slap shot, which was tipped by Daniel Briere, before Jochen Hecht slid the rebound to Pominville, who was standing at the top of the crease. Pominville shoveled the puck into an empty net.

Drury made it 2-0 just 91 seconds later with his 20th goal. Coming around from behind the net, Drury took three whacks at the puck before finally driving it past Grahame. Vanek pushed Buffalo's lead to 3-0 with his 20th, putting home Jaroslav Spacek's rebound.

Buffalo outscored the Hurricanes in the four games by a 19-11 margin.

Notes: The game was the first of a back-to-back set for the Hurricanes against the top two teams in the NHL. Carolina hosts Anaheim on Friday night. ... Drury has 20 or more goals in seven of his eight NHL seasons. ... Buffalo swept the season series against the defending Stanley Cup champions for the second straight season. The Sabres took all four games last season against the 2003-04 champ Tampa Bay Lightning. ... Vanek and Drury became the first Sabres players to score 20 goals before January since Dave Andreychuk, Pat LaFontaine and Alexander Mogilny did it in 1992. ... Buffalo managed just one shot in the first period, a season low. ... Carolina forward Justin Williams had his career-long, eight-game point streak stopped.
Congratulations to the Buffalo Sabres who defeated AND swept the season series against the Carolina Hurricanes

Buffalo's next game is home against Atlanta
 

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Maxim Afinogenov flips Justin Williams during there fight in the second period
 
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