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Dwyer's SHG leads Hurricanes to win over Jackets

Saturday, 09.28.2013 / 1:53 AM
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Dwyer's SHG leads Hurricanes to win over Jackets
Buffalo Sabres 0, Carolina Hurricanes 1
Three Stars of the Game
Patrick Dwyer
1st
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 18:42
Jordan Staal
2nd
G: 0Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 19:04
Cam Ward
3rd
SA: 18TOI: 59:48
GA: 0
PIM: 0
SV%: 1.000

The Hurricanes won their third in a row as Cam Ward stopped 18 shots and Patrick Dwyer scored shorthanded for the game's only goal at PNC Arena.

Ward allowed one goal in two nights in beating the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Sabres on back-to-back nights. Dwyer scored the game's only goal when he beat Ryan Miller with a sharp-angled wrist shot 2:39 into the second period with Carolina rookie defenseman Ryan Murphy in the penalty box.

"That's three games in a row that we're really pleased with that commitment that the guys are starting to make and understanding that if you do it, you can get success," Carolina coach Kirk Muller said.

Sabres coach Ron Rolston said his team wasn't at its best.

"I thought we were a little flat tonight, especially the first period," Rolston said. "We didn't do what we needed to do on the road and I thought we picked it up for a little better third period, but we just didn't have it."

Both teams are off until they open their seasons against the Detroit Red Wings -- Buffalo is home on Wednesday; Carolina visits Detroit two nights later.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
02:39
CAR
SHG - Patrick Dwyer (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jordan Staal (1), Ron Hainsey (1)
1 - 0 CAR
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
02:25
CAR
Kevin Westgarth  Holding  - 2 min against  Mikhail Grigorenko
11:44
BUF
Kevin Porter  Kneeing  - 2 min against  Patrick Dwyer
2nd Period
00:56
CAR
Ryan Murphy  Hooking  - 2 min against  Thomas Vanek
03:13
CAR
Justin Faulk  Tripping  - 2 min against  Zemgus Girgensons
06:59
BUF
Tyler Myers  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Jordan Staal
09:23
BUF
Henrik Tallinder  Hooking  - 2 min against  Nathan Gerbe
15:59
CAR
Riley Nash  Closing hand on puck  - 2 min
3rd Period
00:48
BUF
Drew Stafford  Holding  - 2 min against  Andrej Sekera
12:26
BUF
Christian Ehrhoff  Tripping  - 2 min against  Jiri Tlusty
goalie stats
Ryan Miller
SA: 30TOI: 58:45
GA: 1SV%: .967
Cam Ward
SA: 18TOI: 59:48
GA: 0SV%: 1.000