Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
The Official Site of the Buffalo Sabres Insider Mobile App Twitter Facebook The Official Site of the Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo
Sabres
37-34-7-4
Toronto
Maple Leafs
45-24-10-3

game recap

Buffalo Sabres 5, Toronto Maple Leafs 1 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

Share with your Friends


Buffalo Sabres 5, Toronto Maple Leafs 1 FINAL
Buffalo Sabres 5, Toronto Maple Leafs 1

TORONTO (AP) _ Miroslav Satan is waiting to hear that's he's been traded.

Satan, who expects to be dealt before the NHL deadline Tuesday, had a goal and two assists as the Sabres remained undefeated against Toronto this season with a 5-1 victory Saturday night.

After scoring a short-handed goal on a breakaway midway through the third period, Satan took his right hand out of his glove and pretended to be talking on a phone.

``I've been told that I should expect a phone call,'' Satan said. ``Every time I hear the phone ringing these days I get that feeling. It's in my subconscious mind lately.''

The Sabres, who have won two straight following a four-game losing streak, moved within six points of the New York Islanders and the eighth and final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference.

``It was the best all-around game we've had this season,'' Satan said. ``Beating a team like Toronto means a lot to this group of guys. It gives us a little bit of hope. If we keep playing like this maybe we can still be in the race.''

Martin Biron made 32 saves for the Sabres, 3-0-1 against the Maple Leafs.

Darcy Tucker scored the lone goal for the Maple Leafs, who had won three straight.

Toronto's Ed Belfour, plagued recently by a sore back, allowed three goals in the first period. Buffalo outshot Toronto 17-6 in the opening 20 minutes, reversing the Maple Leafs' recent trend of strong starts.

Toronto coach Pat Quinn wasn't happy with his defense.

``You can't give them good marks tonight,'' said Quinn, who might change the defensive pairings.

Defenseman Brian Leetch, acquired Wednesday from the New York Rangers, assisted on Tucker's goal, giving him four assists in two games with Toronto.

Derek Roy redirected Maxim Afinogenov's pass past Belfour at 5:41 of the first, and gave Buffalo a 2-0 lead at 12:34 after Belfour failed to clear the puck past him.

Daniel Briere, standing at the side of the net, made it 3-0 at 15:05 of the period by putting a rebound past Belfour.

Tucker scored on a two-man advantage at 6:40 of the second, but Brian Campbell scored on a two-on-one, giving Buffalo a 4-1 lead midway through the second.

scoring summary
1st Period
05:41
BUF
Derek Roy (4) ASST: Maxim Afinogenov (10), Brian Campbell (8)
1 - 0 BUF
12:39
BUF
Derek Roy (5) ASST: Eric Boulton (2)
2 - 0 BUF
15:08
BUF
PPG - Daniel Briere (22) ASST: Chris Drury (26), Miroslav Satan (21)
3 - 0 BUF
2nd Period
06:40
TOR
PPG - Darcy Tucker (21) ASST: Robert Reichel (19), Brian Leetch (27)
3 - 1 BUF
10:16
BUF
Brian Campbell (2) ASST: Miroslav Satan (22)
4 - 1 BUF
3rd Period
08:41
BUF
SHG - Miroslav Satan (26) ASST: Chris Drury (27)
5 - 1 BUF
penalty summary
1st Period
14:36
TOR
Nik Antropov  Boarding against  Andy Delmore
15:26
TOR
Tie Domi  Game misconduct against  Eric Boulton
15:26
TOR
Tie Domi  Misconduct (10 min) against  Eric Boulton
15:26
TOR
Tie Domi  Fighting (maj) against  Eric Boulton
15:26
TOR
Tie Domi  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Eric Boulton
15:26
TOR
Tie Domi  Instigator against  Eric Boulton
15:26
BUF
Eric Boulton  Fighting (maj) against  Tie Domi
2nd Period
05:07
BUF
Maxim Afinogenov  Too many men/ice - bench
06:19
BUF
Alexei Zhitnik  Tripping against  Alexander Mogilny
17:53
TOR
Darcy Tucker  Slashing against  Daniel Briere
3rd Period
01:00
BUF
Daniel Briere  Hi-sticking against  Bryan McCabe
07:17
BUF
Adam Mair  Tripping against  Nathan Perrott
18:25
TOR
Gary Roberts  Hooking against  Derek Roy
goalie stats
Martin Biron
SA: 33TOI: 60:00
Saves: 32EV: 23 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .970SH: 2 - 2
Ed Belfour
Ed Belfour
SA: 32TOI: 60:00
Saves: 27EV: 19 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .844SH: 3 - 4