Sabres lose to 'Canes, fall to 8th

March 15, 2011 Updated Mar 15, 2011 at 11:48 PM EDT

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Sabres lose to 'Canes, fall to 8th

March 15, 2011 Updated Mar 15, 2011 at 11:48 PM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW.com) The Sabres had their chances, they just couldn't beat Carolina goaltender Cam Ward. Ward stopped 40 shots, and Brandon Sutter scored late in the second period, as the Sabres lost 1-0 on Tuesday night. <
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The Buffalo loss tightened things up in the playoff race. The Sabres, with 76 points, dropped into 8th place in the Eastern Conference, now just two points ahead of the Hurricanes who sit in 9th. The New York Rangers beat the New York Islanders on Tuesday to jump into 7th with 78 points.



The Sabres continue their home stand on Saturday against Atlanta.

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