|CAR||0||1||0||(0 - 0)||1|
|BUF||0||0||3||(0 - 0)||3|
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Nathan Gerbe scored 4:09 into the third period to break a tie, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 in the preseason opener for both teams.
Gerbe, who added two assists, scored on a tip-in from the slot, where he converted a lead pass from Paul Gaustad. Gaustad scored in the opening minute of the third period to tie it. He put in a one-timer after Patrick Kaleta fed him from behind the net. Kaleta, who also had a goal and two assists, added an empty-net goal.
Brandon Sutter scored 23 seconds into the second period, giving Carolina a 1-0 lead on a backhander from the slot. Brian Boucher stopped all 14 shots he faced in two periods. Justin Peters played the third and allowed both Buffalo goals.
|Brandon Sutter (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Zac Dalpe (1), Chad LaRose (1)|
1 - 0 CAR
|Paul Gaustad (1) Snap shot - ASST: Patrick Kaleta (1), Nathan Gerbe (1)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Nathan Gerbe (1) Tip-in - ASST: Paul Gaustad (1), Patrick Kaleta (2)|
2 - 1 BUF
|EN - Patrick Kaleta (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Nathan Gerbe (2)|
3 - 1 BUF
|Patrick Kaleta Charging - 2 min against Anthony Stewart|
|Anthony Stewart Hi-sticking - 2 min against Patrick Kaleta|
|Marc-Andre Gragnani Hooking - 2 min against Anthony Stewart|
|Justin Faulk Tripping - 2 min against Tyler Ennis|
|Chad LaRose Interference - 2 min against Corey Tropp|
|Jay Harrison Tripping - 2 min against Patrick Kaleta|
|Zach Boychuk Tripping - 2 min against Ville Leino|