Sabres beat Hurricanes 5-2 in preseason game

Johan Larsson had two goals to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-2

preseason victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday


Defenseman Brayden McNabb added a goal and two assists for the

Sabres, who improved to 3-0 in exhibition play.

Buffalo scored the last four goals. McNabb’s left point shot was

deflected by Larsson past Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin at the

18:36 mark of the second, tying it at 2, and Cody Hodgson scored

off a Thomas Vanek pass to give Buffalo a 3-2 lead in the


Zach Boychuk and Chris Terry scored for Carolina (0-2). Radek

Dvorak had two assists, and Khudobin made 24 saves.

Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller stopped 34 shots.