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Sabres beat Hurricanes 5-2 in preseason game

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Carolina Hurricanes' goaltender Anton Khudobin (31) stretches as Buffalo Sabres winger Cody Hodgson (19) scores what proved to be the game-winning goal. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert) Carolina Hurricanes' goaltender Anton Khudobin (31) stretches as Buffalo Sabres winger Cody Hodgson (19) scores what proved to be the game-winning goal. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)
BUFFALO, N.Y. -

Johan Larsson had two goals to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-2 preseason victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.

Defenseman Brayden McNabb added a goal and two assists for the Sabres, who improved to 3-0 in exhibition play.

Buffalo scored the last four goals. McNabb's left point shot was deflected by Larsson past Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin at the 18:36 mark of the second, tying it at 2, and Cody Hodgson scored off a Thomas Vanek pass to give Buffalo a 3-2 lead in the third.

Zach Boychuk and Chris Terry scored for Carolina (0-2). Radek Dvorak had two assists, and Khudobin made 24 saves.

Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller stopped 34 shots.

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