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Sabres defeat Hurricanes for first time since 2016

For the first time since the 2016 season, the Buffalo Sabres defeated the Carolina Hurricanes.

Buffalo topped Carolina, 4-2, on Tuesday night at KeyBank Center.

Jeff Skinner, Casey Mittelstadt, Victor Olofsson and Dylan Cozens all scored for the Sabres.

Olofsson broke a 2-2 tie midway through the third period to put Buffalo ahead for good.

Craig Anderson turned aside 32-of-34 shots to earn career win No. 305, tying Billy Smith for 34th all-time.

Jesper Fast and Nino Niederreiter scored for Carolina.

Frederik Andersen stopped 18-of-22 shots in the loss.

Buffalo finished 1-for-3 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.

The Sabres are 10-4-3 over their last 17 games.

The two teams will meet again on Thursday in Raleigh at PNC Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.