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McNabb's big night helps Buffalo Sabres beat Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 in preseason game

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers (57) steals the puck from Carolina Hurricanes center Jeff Skinner (53) during the second period of an NHL hockey preseason game in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

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Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers (57) steals the puck from Carolina Hurricanes center Jeff Skinner (53) during the second period of an NHL hockey preseason game in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. (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.

Defenceman 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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