GameNight: Sabres take on Leafs at Scotiabank Arena

September 21, 2018 - 7:55 pm
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The goals came early and often -- four in the first 3:42 to be exact -- resulting in a quick 3-1 lead for the Maple Leafs. Buffalo actually opened the scoring only 30 seconds in on Andrew Oglevie's 1st goal of the preseason, but Ron Hainsey responded only 18 seconds later. Just 23 seconds after Hainsey tied from the point, Pierre Engvall beat Linus Ullmark for the 2-1 lead. John Tavares slammed home a big rebound a few minutes later to put the Leafs ahead by two goals. 

C.J. Smith's strong preseason continued later in the period -- a nice move by the Buffalo forward off the faceoff resulted in his 1st goal, cutting the lead to 3-2. The Sabres tied things up 3-3 at 6:08 of the 2nd period thanks to a pretty toe drag and snap shot by Tage Thompson. Toronto struck back, however, on Chris Mueller's 1st goal of the preseason. The West Seneca native pushed his way to the net and beat Ullmark, putting the Leafs ahead 4-3.

GAME SUMMARY


Goal Summary:

First Period:

BUF: 0:30 - Andrew Oglevie (2) (Casey Nelson); 11:28 - C.J. Smith (1) (Nicholas Baptiste)
TOR: 0:48 - Ron Hainsey (1) (Unassisted); 1:11 - Pierre Engvall (1) (Colin Greening, Rasmus Sandin); 3:42 - John Tavares (3) (Timothy Liljegren, Mitch Marner)

Second Period:

BUF: 6:08 - Tage Thompson (1) (Unassisted)
TOR: 10:55 - Chris Mueller (1) (Unassisted)

Third Period:

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Penalty Summary:

First Period:

BUF: None 
TOR: None

Second Period:

BUF: 3:23 - Matt Tennyson (2 min., slashing)
TOR: 19:47 - Josh Jooris (2 min., tripping)

Third Period:

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