Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Alexander Semin had a goal and two assists, Justin Peters made 37 saves in his first start of the season and the Carolina Hurricanes held off the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3.
Jussi Jokinen added a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes, who went 3-0 against Buffalo this season. Joe Corvo and Jiri Tlusty also lit the lamp in Carolina's fourth straight victory.
It was announced on Monday that Carolina goaltender Cam Ward will miss 6-to-8 weeks with a third-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament. With backup goaltender Dan Ellis (illness) also sidelined, Peters got the start on Tuesday.
Cody Hodgson had two goals for the Sabres, who have lost two in a row. TJ Brennan added his first goal of the season.
Ryan Miller stopped 24-of-28 shots in defeat.