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Sabres lose their sixth straight after falling to the Hurricanes in overtime, 5-4

The Buffalo Sabres kept battling back against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday to earn a well-deserved point at KeyBank Center.

Johan Larsson deflected in the game-tying goal with 40.1 seconds left in the third period to force overtime, but Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton potted the winner with 2:32 to go in the extra period to give Carolina a 5-4 victory. Sabres forwards Jeff Skinner and Curtis Lazar, and defenseman Henri Jokiharju also lit the lamp for Buffalo.

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The Sabres fought back in dramatic fashion.

Down 3-2 with 6:25 remaining in the third period, Jokiarju capitalized on a loose puck in the slot to beat Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek and tie the game.

However, 1:58 later, Sabres forward Sam Reinhart was charged with a high-sticking penalty and the Carolina power play went back to work. Andrei Svechnikov scored with 3:54 to go in regulation for his third point of the game.

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