RALEIGH, NC - (WKBW) Patrick Dwyer's shorthanded goal in the second period was the difference as the Hurricanes beat the Sabres on Friday 1-0.
Carolina goalie Cam Ward made 18 saves for the shutout.
Buffalo netminder Ryan Miller made 29 stops, 17 of which were in the opening period of play.
Nikita Zadorov injured his hand while blocking a shot. Head Coach Ron Rolston says the Sabres rookie defenseman will be evaluated.
The Sabres finish the preseason with a record of 4-2-1. They open the regular season on Wednesday in Detroit.