TUESDAY'S NHL PREVIEWS
January 7, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
CAROLINA HURRICANES (18-16-9) AT BUFFALO SABRES (12-26-4), 7 P.M.
(SportsNetwork.com) - The streaking Carolina Hurricanes will take aim at a fifth straight victory when they visit the Buffalo Sabres for Tuesday's clash at First Niagara Center.
The Hurricanes have won four in a row to post their longest winning streak of the season, but Carolina hasn't won five straight tilts since a seven-game winning streak from Feb. 5-March 4, 2010.
Each of Carolina's wins during its current hot streak have come by one-goal margins, including Sunday's 2-1 home decision against the Nashville Predators. Jeff Skinner once again played a major role in the outcome, as he scored the game-winner with 3:31 remaining in the third period to lift the Hurricanes to the close win at PNC Arena.