'Maxim Afinogenov had a goal and two assists, and Thomas Vanek added a goal and an assist to help the Buffalo Sabres remain unbeaten and set a franchise record with their 12th consecutive victory, 5-4 over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.'
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'It's not easy for three dynamic players to come together. Afinogenov can be difficult to decipher when he has the puck. Vanek's creativity makes him hard to predict. "You just never know what to expect with those guys," Roy said. "You've just got to go to the net and put your stick on the ice. Sometimes you'll get an easy goal." Or two. Or three.'
'"It means other teams are coming in ready and trying to beat you," Buffalo center Derek Roy said. "They see that 0 in the standings, and they want to knock it off, make it a 1. There's only two teams right now with a perfect record, and those two teams are getting gunned for."'
'Carolina is winless at home, but 3-2 on the road.'
'If you like hockey as a complete team game — roll the lines, play with speed, outwork your opponents and make them pay for every mistake — you have to love these Sabres. No huge names, no outsized egos, no outrageous contracts, this is a team ready-made and letter-perfect for a gritty, decaying, rust-belt, chicken-wing wasteland such as Buffalo.'
Sprukts to display his ability in NHL (Rochester D&C)
‘The Hurricanes are currently carrying a three-game winning streak in which they have outscored their opposition 14-6.’
Eye on the Hurricanes (Raleigh News and Observer)
Hurricanes, Sabres renew rivalry (Sportsticker)
Carolina Hurricanes (3-3-1) at Buffalo Sabres (6-0-0) (The Sports Network)
Back-to-Back Games: Hurricanes vs. Sabres/Islanders (CarolinaHurricanes.com)
Game # 7: Carolina @ Buffalo (SabresFans.com)