The Canes fell to the Blue Jackets 3-2 Monday night in Columbus despite a great game from Brock McGinn and a solid night for Alex Nedeljkovic.
Buchnevich had a solid case heading into this season, and his hot start certainly makes things more interesting.
The Hurricanes will face their only holdover opponent from the Metropolitan Division for the first of eight times this season.
Two first period goals prove too much to overcome as Dallas drops the back end of their two-game series with the Blue Jackets.
The bold general manager of the Blue Jackets has swung with trades before, but never quite like this. His future with the organization may depend on how it works out.
Pavelski scored four points while Laine was held off the board as Dallas put on a clinic in Columbus.
Dallas will try to get back in the win column as they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on the road.