Hamilton, Hurricanes recover to hand Sabres another loss
- Dougie Hamilton scored at 2:28 of overtime, and the Carolina Hurricanes recovered for a 5-4 win against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center on Thursday.
- Hamilton won it on a one-timer off a backhand pass from Martin Necas after Johan Larsson tied it 4-4 with 41 seconds remaining in regulation when Jeff Skinner’s shot from along the right boards hit him and redirected in.
“Happy that off the draw we got the puck and then [Necas] built up really good speed and took it to the net,” said Hamilton, who leads NHL defensemen with nine goals. “I was just hoping that he would be able to score there. I saw that he kind of lost it and bumped it to me. I was trying to decide if I should shoot it or not. (I) decided to shoot it and that was it.”
- Andrei Svechnikov and Teuvo Teravainen each had a goal and two assists, and Sebastian Aho had a goal and an assist for Carolina (11-7-1), which has won 10 straight against the Sabres. Petr Mrazek made 29 saves.
- Skinner had a goal and an assist, Curtis Lazar scored his first of the season, and Carter Hutton made 24 saves for Buffalo (9-6-3), which is 0-4-2 in its past six games.
“We got three power plays in the first half of the game and we weren’t able to capitalize,” Skinner said. “We capitalize on one of those and it’s going to take a different complexion. And then I think we did a good job of sort of turning it around and getting the pressure on them and carrying that momentum sort of through the last half of the game.”
NHL Highlights | Hurricanes vs Sabres – Nov. 14, 2019
- Staal and his brother, Eric, are the ninth set of brothers in NHL history to each score at least 100 goals with the same team.
- Eric scored 322 goals with the Hurricanes from 2003-16. …
- Hutton is 0-3-2 with a 3.30 goals-against average and .880 save percentage in his past five starts.
Sources & Credits: NHL.com; CAR Hurricanes, BUF Sabres
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