BUF Buffalo Sabres 3
Buffalo Sabres Sabres Overall (23-21)
ATS (29-15)
O/U (21-21-2)
January 11 2019
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CAR Carolina Hurricanes 4
Carolina Hurricanes Hurricanes Overall (21-23)
ATS (18-26)
O/U (16-27-1)
Final
Money Line Total: 5½ Puck Line ATS
123
2425 Buffalo Sabres +130 Under -110 (+1.5) -220 Cover: 0.5
111
2426 Carolina Hurricanes -150 Over -110 (-1.5) +190 OVER: 7
130
Final
Money Line Total: 5½ Spread ATS
2425 BUF +130 Under: -110 (+1.5) -220 Cover: 0.5
2426 CAR -150 Over: -110 (-1.5) +190 OVER: 7
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
1/11/2019
2:03 PM
CAR
-150
BUF
+130
1/11/2019
1:33 PM
CAR
-140
BUF
+120
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10:09 AM
CAR
-130
BUF
+110
1/11/2019
9:48 AM
CAR
-120
BUF
EVEN
1/11/2019
9:15 AM
CAR
-120
BUF
EVEN
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9:03 AM
CAR
-130
BUF
+110
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-130
BUF
+110
Puck Line
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2:03 PM
CAR(-1.5)
+190
BUF
-220
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1:33 PM
CAR(-1.5)
+205
BUF
-245
1/11/2019
10:09 AM
CAR(-1.5)
+205
BUF
-245
1/11/2019
9:48 AM
CAR(-1.5)
+210
BUF
-250
1/11/2019
9:15 AM
CAR(-1.5)
+190
BUF
-220
1/11/2019
9:03 AM
CAR(-1.5)
+190
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-220
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+190
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-220
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-110

-110
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-110

-110
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10:09 AM

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9:48 AM

-110

-110
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9:15 AM

-110

-110
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9:03 AM

-110

-110
1/11/2019
9:00 AM
6
EVEN
6
-120
Recap

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes and Buffalo Sabres kept shooting pucks off each other's players — and they kept going in the net.

Sebastian Aho and the Hurricanes simply did it more often.

Aho scored two goals off the skates of Buffalo defensemen, and the Hurricanes held on to beat the Sabres 4-3 on Friday night, spoiling Jeff Skinner's return to Raleigh.

"Sometimes you don't get those bounces, and today, both of my goals were lucky," Aho said. "So that's how it goes, but a good win."

Micheal Ferland had a deflected goal and two assists, Justin Williams also scored and Teuvo Teravainen added two assists. The Hurricanes scored three goals in 7:27 of the second period and have won five of six for the first time this season to move within five points of a playoff spot.

"Huge. You can either go one way or the other," Williams said, referring to a 3-1 loss at Tampa Bay the night before. "Tough loss, felt we deserved better, blah, blah, blah. You've heard that before this season. But the jump-back here for a team that was waiting for us last night — big win."

Skinner scored his 30th goal in his first game against Carolina since he was traded to the Sabres. Jason Pominville also scored and Kyle Okposo pulled Buffalo within one with a deflected goal of his own with 3:12 remaining.

The Sabres have lost five of seven, going 2-4-1 in that stretch. They had Jack Eichel back in the lineup after the center with a team-best 49 points missed three games with an upper-body injury.

"Those bounces go both ways," Skinner said. "You just have to do a good job of working for your own bounces and eliminating as many opportunities (for the other team) as you can."

Curtis McElhinney made 30 saves for Carolina. Carter Hutton stopped 26 shots for the Sabres but gave up three fluky goals — including two to Aho.

Carolina led 3-2 after a flurry in which the teams combined for three goals in a 72-second stretch of the second, with Aho's goal off Rasmus Dahlin's skate following Pominville's tying one-timer and a wrist shot from Williams that started it all.

Aho then stretched it to 4-2 with 7:33 left in the period when his wraparound shot clicked off Jake McCabe's skate and by Hutton.

Okposo made it a one-goal game late with — what else? — a tipped goal when his pass down the goal line bounced off the stick of Carolina forward Saku Maenalanen and past McElhinney.

"We don't seem to make things easy," Williams said. "We got up a couple goals, and gave up one late, and then are really scrambling. That, we have to clean up. I'm happy we're getting the two points, but important to make it easy on ourselves, if we can."

Those strange goals overshadowed Skinner's return to Raleigh , which came on the same day he was picked for the All-Star Game for the first time since he was a rookie with Carolina and in the midst of the first of his six 20-goal seasons in eight years with the Hurricanes.

They traded him to Buffalo in August for Cliff Pu and three draft picks, and with a goal total surpassed only by Washington star Alex Ovechkin this season, he's certainly fit right in with his new team.

"It's a good feeling. It sort of summarizes my time here, the way I feel," Skinner said. "I had a good time here as a player here, as a part of the community. Just a lot of good memories."

Skinner's 30th goal tied it at 1 with 20.7 seconds left in the first, when he whacked a rebound out of midair past McElhinney. It came after Ferland was credited with the first weird goal of the night with 9:35 to go. His shot hit off Hutton's glove before bouncing off the top of the net and off Marco Scandella's stick before trickling across the line.

NOTES: Williams has points in six straight games. ... Skinner has four goals in four games. ... This was Ferland's first career three-point game. ... Carolina D Justin Faulk and Buffalo C Johan Larsson dropped their gloves late in the second. Both players received roughing penalties, with Faulk's a double minor. ... The Sabres made room for Eichel by sending LW C.J. Smith to their AHL affiliate in Rochester.

UP NEXT

Sabres: Play host to Tampa Bay on Saturday night.

Hurricanes: Play host to Nashville on Sunday.

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Matchup
Sabres Overall
W/L 23-21
ATS 29-15
Goals For 2.9
Goals Against 2.8
Total 21-21-2
Sabres Away
W/L 9-13
ATS 17-5
Goals For 2.7
Goals Against 3.0
Total 9-11-2
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-11
6:30 PM
at Hurricanes L 4-3 W (1.5) O (5.5)
1-8
6:00 PM
Devils W 5-1 W (-1.5) O (5.5)
1-5
6:00 PM
at Bruins L 2-1 W (1.5) U (5.5)
1-3
6:00 PM
Panthers W 4-3 W (1.5) O (6)
12-31
5:00 PM
Islanders L 3-1 L (-1.5) U (6)
12-29
6:00 PM
Bruins L 3-2 W (1.5) U (5.5)
12-27
7:00 PM
at Blues L 4-1 L (1.5) U (6)
12-22
6:00 PM
Ducks W 3-0 W (-1.5) U (5.5)
12-21
6:00 PM
at Capitals L 2-1 W (1.5) U (6.5)
12-18
6:00 PM
Panthers L 5-2 L (-1.5) O (6)
Avg. Goals For 2.3
Avg. Goals Against 2.7
ATS 7-3
Over/Under 4-6
Hurricanes Overall
W/L 21-23
ATS 18-26
Goals For 2.7
Goals Against 2.9
Total 16-27-1
Hurricanes Home
W/L 12-11
ATS 10-13
Goals For 2.9
Goals Against 2.7
Total 8-14-1
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-11
6:30 PM
Sabres W 4-3 L (-1.5) O (5.5)
1-10
6:30 PM
at Lightning L 3-1 L (1.5) U (6.5)
1-8
6:00 PM
at Islanders W 4-3 W (1.5) O (6)
1-6
12:00 PM
at Senators W 5-4 L (-1.5) O (6.5)
1-4
6:30 PM
Blue Jackets W 4-2 W (1.5) T (6)
1-3
6:00 PM
at Flyers W 5-3 W (1.5) O (6)
12-31
5:00 PM
Flyers W 3-1 W (-1.5) U (6)
12-29
12:00 PM
at Devils L 2-0 L (-1.5) U (6)
12-27
6:00 PM
at Capitals L 3-1 L (1.5) U (6)
12-23
4:00 PM
Bruins W 5-3 W (1.5) O (5.5)
Avg. Goals For 3.2
Avg. Goals Against 2.7
ATS 5-5
Over/Under 5-4-1
Game Summary
1st Period
CAR 9:35 GOAL scored by Micheal Ferland assisted by Teuvo Teravainen and Jaccob SlavinBUF 0 CAR 1
BUF 7:51 Penalty to Rasmus Ristolainen 2 minutes for Delay of Game
CAR 00:29 Penalty to Saku Maenalanen 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Vladimir Sobotka)
BUF 00:21 Power play - GOAL scored by Jeff Skinner assisted by Rasmus Dahlin and Sam ReinhartBUF 1 CAR 1
2nd Period
CAR 18:09 Penalty to Andrei Svechnikov 2 minutes for Hooking (Drawn by Rasmus Dahlin)
CAR 15:30 GOAL scored by Justin Williams assisted by Trevor van RiemsdykBUF 1 CAR 2
BUF 15:00 GOAL scored by Jason Pominville assisted by Evan Rodrigues and Rasmus DahlinBUF 2 CAR 2
CAR 14:18 GOAL scored by Sebastian Aho assisted by Micheal FerlandBUF 2 CAR 3
CAR 7:33 GOAL scored by Sebastian Aho assisted by Micheal Ferland and Teuvo TeravainenBUF 2 CAR 4
CAR 3:19 Penalty to Justin Faulk 2 minutes for Roughing (Drawn by Johan Larsson) (Served by Micheal Ferland)
BUF 3:19 Penalty to Johan Larsson 2 minutes for Roughing (Drawn by Justin Faulk)
CAR 3:19 Penalty to Justin Faulk 2 minutes for Roughing (Drawn by Johan Larsson)
BUF 00:35 Penalty to Kyle Okposo 2 minutes for Holding (Drawn by Micheal Ferland)
3rd Period
CAR 12:26 Penalty to Jordan Martinook 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Johan Larsson)
BUF 3:12 GOAL scored by Kyle Okposo assisted by Zemgus Girgensons and Marco ScandellaBUF 3 CAR 4
Box Score
Sabres
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Jeff Skinner (LW) 101400:0021:47
Zemgus Girgensons (LW) 011200:0010:31
Johan Larsson (C) 000012:0012:41
Evan Rodrigues (LW) 011310:0015:37
Jason Pominville (RW) 101400:0011:15
Kyle Okposo (RW) 101212:0012:31
Conor Sheary (LW) 000100:0015:49
Jack Eichel (C) 000100:0018:34
Vladimir Sobotka (LW) 000200:0015:22
Sam Reinhart (RW) 011310:0020:47
Casey Mittelstadt (C) 000000:0011:13
Tage Thompson (RW) 000100:0013:36

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Rasmus Dahlin (D) 022330:0021:40
Jake McCabe (D) 000010:0015:49
Rasmus Ristolainen (D) 000112:0026:05
Marco Scandella (D) 011210:0014:03
Lawrence Pilut (D) 000100:0021:15
Zach Bogosian (D) 000310:0019:33

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Linus Ullmark (G) 0/00.000
Carter Hutton (G) 26/304.867LOSS
Hurricanes
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Saku Maenalanen (LW) 000102:008:16
Jordan Martinook (LW) 000112:0012:29
Micheal Ferland (LW) 123200:0017:23
Victor Rask (C) 000000:009:51
Justin Williams (RW) 101200:0017:43
Andrei Svechnikov (RW) 000112:0012:33
Lucas Wallmark (C) 000000:0015:44
Brock McGinn (LW) 000200:0016:45
Sebastian Aho (RW) 202200:0021:42
Greg McKegg (C) 000200:0014:39
Warren Foegele (LW) 000300:0010:35
Teuvo Teravainen (LW) 022200:0018:42

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Justin Faulk (D) 000314:0020:26
Jaccob Slavin (D) 011110:0023:27
Dougie Hamilton (D) 000300:0015:53
Brett Pesce (D) 000230:0023:00
Calvin de Haan (D) 000240:0021:52
Trevor van Riemsdyk (D) 011100:0013:11

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Petr Mrazek (G) 0/00.000
Curtis McElhinney (G) 30/333.909WIN
Officials
Linesmen Brian Mach
Linesmen Libor Suchanek
Referee Chris Rooney
Referee Jake Brenk