Connect with us

Game Recap

Hopes Crushed After 4-3 Loss In Toronto

A home-and-home set against the eliminated Toronto Maple Leafs was supposed to be a good opportunity for Buffalo. However, the Leafs played spoiler on Saturday night, defeating the Sabres 4-3.

Just like Friday night against Pittsburgh, the Sabres never led. Toronto scored first, and Buffalo were never able to get back on top.

Combined with a Washington victory, the Sabres’ playoff hopes are all but done. Now trailing the Capitals by two points (and losing the tiebreaker), the Sabres need to win out and hope the Capitals lose three of its final six points.

Toronto goaltender Ben Scrivens stopped 28 of 31 shots and earned the victory. At the other end, Ryan Miller allowed four goals on 29 shots.

The Leafs got on the board first, as Joey Crabb beat Ryan Miller on a breakaway for a shorthanded goal.

Tyler Ennis got the Sabres on the board about halfway through the second period, scoring his 14th goal of the season.

A few minutes later, Phil Kessel’s power play goal put Toronto back on top by a goal.

With time winding town in the second period, the Leafs put one last rush together. John-Michael Liles knocked the puck in as time expired, and the teams went into the intermission with Toronto on top 3-1.

The Sabres dug themselves a hole that they were unable to climb out of. Ville Leino brought the Sabres back within a goal, but after another odd-man rush, Toronto went back up by a pair.

Drew Stafford scored with just under three minutes remaining to make the score 4-3, but his goal was the last one of the game, for either team.

The Sabres had a chance late to tie it, but couldn’t connect and left Toronto with no points.

The Sabres will head home and will take on Toronto again on Tuesday, in Buffalo. That game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Pages: 1 2

Kevin founded the site in 2008 and it has taken off ever since. He graduated from Buffalo State College with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Travis Burckhart via Facebook

    March 31, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    my hope isnt crushed. more hockey to play. lets go buffalo!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

*

NHL Standings

TEAMGPRECPTS
Atlantic Division Leaders:
Z8254-23-5113
X8250-20-12112
X8249-26-7105
Metropolitan Division Leaders:
Y8249-26-7105
X8247-29-6100
X8242-26-1498
Wild Card leaders:
X8245-30-797
X8244-29-997
-----------------------------------------
8244-30-896
8236-35-1183
8235-37-1080
8234-39-977
8230-39-1373
8229-40-1371
8228-43-1167
8225-45-1262
TEAMGPRECPTS
Central Division Leaders:
P8253-18-11117
X8252-20-10114
X8245-26-11101
Pacific Division Leaders:
Y8251-24-7109
X8244-25-13101
X8245-27-10100
Wild Card leaders:
X8245-29-898
X8243-30-995
-----------------------------------------
8244-32-694
8242-32-892
8237-35-1084
8236-40-678
8233-39-1076
8231-40-1173
8229-41-1270
Skip to toolbar