North Carolina

Svechnikov, Williams lead Hurricanes past Sabres 4-2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes climbed into playoff contention by stringing together victories and piling up points during two months.

Andrei Svechnikov and Justin Williams each scored goals, and the Hurricanes beat the reeling Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on Saturday night.

Jeff Skinner scored against his former team and Zemgus Girgensons added a late goal to prevent the Sabres from being shut out in four straight games.

Wallmark tied it at 1 with 6:08 left in the first, going fully horizontal to stuff in the puck after Jordan Martinook's shot slipped through Linus Ullmark's pads.

Williams then added an insurance goal with 2:51 left in the second, when his shot from the boards trickled past Ullmark, and Staal reached his career milestone with a spinning backhand to make it 4-1 with 4:14 remaining.

Ullmark finished with 25 saves for Buffalo, which had Eichel back from a two-game suspension for his illegal check to the head of Colorado forward Carl Soderberg last week.

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