Buffalo's previous three-game winning streak was from October
23-26, which moved its record to 5-4-0. The Sabres followed
that with a 7-12-3-1 stretch before posting back-to-back 3-1
On Friday, Mika Noronen made 30 saves in a home win over
Carolina, that snapped a season-high eight-game winless skid
(0-7-1). The Sabres followed with a win at Washington on
Saturday, when Miroslav Satan had a goal and two assists.
Carolina is 3-2-0 under coach Peter Laviolette, who replaced
Paul Maurice on December 15. Each of the wins have been by a
score of 2-1.
The Hurricanes moved to 4-4-1-2 in their last 11 games with
Saturday's 2-1 home victory over Montreal as defenseman Sean
Hill scored his second goal of the game 39 seconds into