4-goal period propels Sabres

It looked to be more of the same from the Buffalo Sabres on Friday evening, at least for a little bit. The Leafs jumped out to an early two-goal lead, but four second-period goals turned the game around.

John Tavares put Toronto in the driver’s seat after the opening period, but the Sabres got goals from throughout the lineup to get the KeyBank Center crowd roaring, paving the way to a 6-4 victory.

Jack Eichel increased his point streak to seven games with a three-point night.

Marco Scandella and Jimmy Vesey had two points apiece.

It was a back and forth game all night and arguably one of the more entertaining games to watch so far this season.

Rasmus Asplund was awarded a penalty shot in the final seconds of regulation but couldn’t get Buffalo a seventh goal on the evening.

Linus Ullmark got the start in goal and allowed four goals on 29 shots. It’s likely that Carter Hutton will get the nod in the next game.

Michael Hutchinson stopped 30 of 35 shots for the Leafs.

The Sabres and Leafs meet again on Saturday night in Toronto. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Buffalo is looking to win two consecutive games since they won both ends of a home-and-home set against the San Jose Sharks in October.

Kevin Freiheit
Kevin Freiheit
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