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Hamilton scores in OT, 'Canes hold off Sabres' late rally


Dougie Hamilton scored in overtime to lead the Hurricanes to a 5-4 win over the Sabres on Thursday night, capping a frenetic, back-and-forth game that featured three goals in the final 6:25 of regulation.


Andrei Svechnikov restored Carolina's lead with 3:54 remaining on the power play with a hard, high wrist shot.


Jeff Skinner had a goal and an assist for Buffalo, which has lost six in a row following a 9-2-1 start that saw them open the season at the top of the Eastern Conference.


The Hurricanes came storming out of the gates to open the second period, quickly grabbing a 3-1 lead on Aho's ninth.


The young center showcased his speed, bursting forward for a breakaway and scoring on a shot high to the blocker side.


NOTES: Sabres D Zach Bogosian joined the team in practice Wednesday for the first time since having hip surgery in the spring.






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