Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/25/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Jay Harrison broke a 1-1 deadlock with just under 5 minutes remaining, and the Carolina Hurricanes went on to defeat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 at the First Niagara Center Friday night. It was Carolina's second win over the Sabres in as many days after a 6-3 victory Thursday night. Alexander Semin also scored for the Hurricanes (2-2), and Jeff Skinner added an empty-netter with 25 seconds remaining. Dan Ellis was strong in net for Carolina and had 41 saves. Thomas Vanek had the lone goal for the Sabres (2-2), picking up his ninth point of the season. Ryan Miller had 38 saves. The teams struggled to find the back of the net until the final period. Vanek broke the scoreless tie just under 2 minutes into the third period with his strike on the power play. Vanek picked up the puck along the wall and looped inside the left circle before putting a wrist shot past Ellis. The Hurricanes responded less than 2 minutes later on the power play. Alexander Semin ripped a wrist shot high to the glove side and tied the game 1-1 3:41 into the third. It was Semin's first goal with the Hurricanes. The teams got off to a sloppy start with a combined 34 penalty minutes in the first period. That included 17 penalty minutes for Hurricanes defenseman Tim Gleason, who received a 10-minute misconduct following his fight with Steve Ott. The Sabres flew out of the gates in the second period, registering 10 shots in the first 8:21 of the period. They outshot the Hurricanes 18-9 in the second, but Ellis held strong for Carolina. Notes: This was the second of three meetings between the Sabres and Hurricanes this season. ... It was the 185th meeting all-time between Buffalo and Carolina. Buffalo leads the series 96-65-24. ... The Sabres wrapped up their second of nine sets of back-to-back games this season after also playing Carolina on Thursday. ... Sabres forward Thomas Vanek entered the game with eight points in the first three games of the season. He's the first player in Sabres history to accomplish that feat. ... Goaltender Dan Ellis received his first start of the season for the Hurricanes.
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