BUFFALO, arrested 40 shotsincluding NYCam Ward 22 in the first periodto the Carolina Hurricanes creep help of the playoffs with a 1-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.
Brandon Sutter scored in the last minute of the first period and the Hurricanes broke a streak of four games (0-3-1). Took ninth place with 74 points, two points behind the Sabres Carolina in the playoffs instead of the East in the eighth and last 3 1 / 2 weeks in the regular season.
The Sabres had ruled out their chances, shots against the Hurricanes 40-33 in spite for the fifth time this season. Buffalo fell to 7-3-2 in the last 12 games and fell two points behind Rangers, who moved into seventh place after beating the Islanders 6-3 in the early evening.
Ward has been busy and in top form, recording his third shutout of the season and 15 of his career. He got his blocker up to Jason Pominville beat from the left point to stop three minutes of the third period. Three minutes later, his hand on Ward Tyler Ennis paper, which was created by a machine in the left circle.
The Sabres lost the Hurricanes 22-13 in the first period, including a stretch of 91 seconds, during which he meets seven consecutive before he deflected by Ward. better off the goalkeeper came in nine minutes when they drove their platform on the left to block a shot by Cody McCormick, who was in the bottom right corner of Steve Montador power created through the media.
To make matters worse for the Sabres, which ended 1-0 after Sutton scored with 43 seconds remaining in the frame. Derek Joslin began the work of a vaccine through a crowd from the blue line. Ryan Miller made the first stop but could not control the rebound.
Sutter dug the window and ran to the left to backhand into the open side.
Buffalo 22 Shots for third place in most of the opening period tied and tied for most in a period of 15 this season, according to STATS LLC.
Hurricanes remain despite little offensive productionespecially play to win for their power.
Carolina has seven games without three goals in the regulation. And his power play finished 0 for 5 on Tuesday night.
Further, the rotation of the drive to 0 for 27 over seven games, and 2 of 54 in last 14
Notes: The referee Kelly Sutherland on his forehead after he was beaten by Mike Weber of the rod cut, turned the Sabres defense of the corner of the end of Buffalo on the next drive to the net. Sutherland has been verified by a Sabres coach and returned in time for the puck after a commercial break. … Sabres RW Drew Stafford returned after missing two games with an injury to the hull. … Hurricanes D Jamie McBain missed his second straight game and three minutes missing four weeks ago with a shoulder injury. … Sabres new owner Terry Pegula sits next to team president Ted Schwarz among fans in 搂 317 of the top cover of the HSBC Arena, and received a standing ovation when shown on the scoreboard in the first period.
The two not return for the second period. … Charity foundationHasek former star goalie Dominik Hasek host Willie O’Ree skills Heroeswill a young weekend to Thursday. O’Ree is an ambassador for the NHL and the league was first black player. With Hasek and Sabres goalie Grant Fuhr and O’Ree former coach / general manager Scotty Bowman is.