RALEIGH, N.C. (WIVB) - After a quiet first period, goals came fast and furious in the second frame Thursday night, with Carolina picking up its first win of the season 6-3 over the Sabres.
The Hurricanes tallied a pair of goals in the first five minutes of the second period behind Jeff Skinner's first goal of the night and Justin Faulk's shorthanded strike.
Buffalo would answer with a pair of goals in a two-minute span. Cody Hodgson registered his third goal of the season after crashing the net on a rebound. Jason Pominville found the net, tipping in Christian Ehrhoff's shot.
Carolina came right back, scoring twice in a matter of nine seconds. Skinner put up his second goal of the evening on a wrap-around from behind the net. Eric Staal snuck behind the defense for goal number four for Carolina.
Buffalo briefly cut the lead back to one, off a pretty feed from Thomas Vanek to Pominville for his second goal of the game.
Eric Staal would strike again to push the lead to 5-3. He added an empty-netter to complete the hat trick and second Buffalo to its first loss of the season.
Jhonas Enroth started at goalie for the Sabres, stopping 32 shots.
These two teams will meet again tomorrow night in Buffalo at 7pm.
A Buffalo Police vehicle was involved in a two-car crash around 8:40 a.m. Monday. The crash happened at Bailey and LaSalle Avenues.
A Buffalo city jail cell block attendant was arrested early Saturday morning on multiple animal cruelty charges.
An airman from Niagara Falls was away training for the Air Force for months. After being apart from his family, he decided to surprise them at Kelly’s Country Store in Grand Island.
Police say that with the assistance of local media, they were able to identify the person responsible.
Monday is being billed as a national "Day of Action" among teachers and community groups who are worried about the state of education.
Police say 29-year-old Joshua Sullivan was already issued an order of protection that prohibited him from subjecting the child to any verbal or physical abuse.