RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA - Some nights, the bounces just don't go your way.
The Buffalo Sabres fell to the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Friday at PNC Arena with three of the four goals against going in off Sabres defensemen.
Buffalo made a late push in the third period, and got within one - on a goal that went off a Hurricanes player, oddly enough - but were unable to get the tying goal past Curtis McElhinney.
The result spoiled Jeff Skinner's return to Carolina. The Sabres forward, who acquired by Buffalo in an offseason trade with the Hurricanes, scored his 30th goal of the season.