Despite playing well against a formidable opponent like the Hurricanes, the Sabres could only muster a single point as they ran out of gas in overtime, losing 3-2.
The game was close throughout, with the Sabres’ Rasmus Dahlin scoring a Dahlin-type goal to tie the game. He passed the puck to himself as he entered the Hurricanes’ zone, went in, and fired the puck past goalie Antti Raanta, tying the game at two goals apiece.
The Canes took a 2-1 lead on a goal by Brady Skjei at 07:54 of the third; however, Sabres star defenseman Rasmus Dahlin tied the game just over two minutes later, assisted by Tage Thompson and Casey Mittelstadt.
Regulation time ended at 2-2, and off to overtime, they went. Unfortunately, the Sabres got caught with exhausted defenders, and Carolina took full advantage 01:30 into the extra session when Martin Necas scored his 5th of the season.
The Carolina Hurricanes won with the final shots tonight, 27-21. The Sabres’ next game will be on Friday at 7 p.m. at KeyBank Center versus the Minnesota Wild.