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Buffalo, NY (Sports Network) - Jay Harrison scored the deciding goal with 4:50 remaining in the third period as the Carolina Panthers completed a home-and- home sweep of the Buffalo Sabres with a 3-1 decision at First Niagara Center.

Alexander Semin and Jeff Skinner also tallied in the final session for the Hurricanes, while Dan Ellis stopped 40 shots in a sharp first start of the season to help Carolina build off Thursday's 6-3 win over the Sabres.

Ryan Miller made 39 saves for Buffalo, which began the 2012-13 campaign with victories over Philadelphia and Toronto before last night's defeat in Raleigh. Thomas Vanek recorded the Sabres' lone goal of the evening.