After skating to a scoreless first period, the Buffalo Sabres and Carolina Hurricanes traded goals in the second period to lead to a 2-2 second period tie. Buffalo Sabres' defenseman Steve Montador got the scoring started with his fifth goal of the season to give the Sabres a 1-0 lead at the 4:35 mark of the second period. His goal was assisted by Tyler Ennis and Andrej Sekera. The Hurricanes tied the game at one shortly after that with a Jiri Tlustly goal roughly two minutes later.
The Sabres found a 2-1 lead at 10:12 in the second period with trade deadline acquisition Brad Boyes' second goal in as many games with his new team. The Hurricanes did what they did after the Sabres scored their first goal, they tied the game within two minutes with a Chad LaRose goal which was assisted by Jeff Skinner.
The Sabres are still outshooting the Hurricanes through two periods, 18-15, even though the Hurricanes outshot the Sabres 8-7 in the second period. Buffalo's Ryan Miller has 13 saves through two periods while Carolina's Cam Ward has 16 during the same timeframe.
With possibly one more period left, these two teams are going to battle it out until the end.