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Hurricanes defeat Sabres in OT in preseason opener

Ryan's second goal lifts Carolina @NHLdotcom

Derek Ryan scored his second goal of the game 2:19 into overtime to lift the Carolina Hurricanes past the Buffalo Sabres, 3-2, at KeyBank Center.

It was the first preseason game for each team.

Josh Jooris scored for Carolina. Alex Nedeljkovic made 14 saves on 14 shots for the Hurricanes after relieving starter Jeremy Smith, who allowed two goals on 21 shots in 39:57.

Seth Griffith and Jake McCabe each had a goal for Buffalo. Robin Lehner started for the Sabres and allowed two goals on 16 shots in 39:47. Linus Ullmark, who made 11 saves, allowed the overtime goal to Ryan.

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