Carolina 0 0 3—3
Buffalo 0 0 1—1
First Period—None. Penalties—Leopold, Buf (interference), :56J.Staal, Car (interference), 1:34Gleason, Car, minor-major-misconduct (instigator, fighting), 10:27Ott, Buf, minor-major (elbowing, fighting), 10:27Vanek, Buf, double minor (unsportsmanlike conduct), 16:32Skinner, Car (unsportsmanlike conduct), 17:01.
Second Period—None. Penalties—Pitkanen, Car (interference), 3:45J.Staal, Car (holding), 14:47.
Third Period—1, Buffalo, Vanek 3 (Pominville, Ehrhoff), 1:56 (pp). 2, Carolina, Semin 1 (J.Staal), 3:31 (pp). 3, Carolina, Harrison 1 (E.Staal), 15:10. 4, Carolina, Skinner 4 (Gleason, Harrison), 19:34 (en-pp). Penalties—J.Staal, Car (tripping), 1:37Foligno, Buf (high-sticking), 2:50Vanek, Buf (cross-checking), 17:51.
Shots on Goal—Carolina 14-10-18—42. Buffalo 10-18-13—41.
Power-play opportunities—Carolina 2 of 5Buffalo 1 of 4.
Goalies—Carolina, D.Ellis 1-0-0 (41 shots-40 saves). Buffalo, Miller 2-1-0 (41-39).
A—18,824 (19,070). T—2:29.
Referees—Ghislain Hebert, Kelly Sutherland. Linesmen—Michel Cormier, Scott Driscoll.