NHL Game Summary - Toronto at Buffalo|
(Wednesday, February 13th)
Final Score: Buffalo 1, Toronto 0
Buffalo, NY (Sports Network) - Ryan Miller stopped 35 shots to record his
third shutout of the season and seventh of his career, as the surging Buffalo
Sabres blanked the Toronto Maple Leafs, 1-0, at HSBC Arena.
Paul Gaustad tallied the lone goal for the Sabres, who have won three straight
and are 8-0-2 in their last 10 games overall.
Vesa Toskala stopped 19-of-20 shots for the Maple Leafs, who had a two-game
winning streak snapped.
"I thought we played a really good game," said Toronto captain Mats Sundin. "I
thought we were the better team for the most part, actually had lots of
chances to score some goals. I thought (Ryan) Miller was the difference. He
played a really great game. I thought Vesa had a great game, too, but Miller
with the shutout, that was the difference."
Gaustad broke a scoreless tie at the 8:56 mark of the third period. Daniel
Paille dished out from the behind the net to Gaustad, who was positioned to
the left of Toskala, and he fired the puck high over the goaltender's left
"I didn't know where Dan (Paille) was going there," said Gaustad. "He's so
agile and so fast. He was doing a great job behind the net. I just tried to
get open and he made a great pass."
Buffalo's Brian Campbell was whistled for tripping with 2:37 to go in
regulation and Toronto pulled Toskala to create a 6-on-4 advantage, but the
Maple Leafs couldn't solve Miller.
Sabres forward Jason Pominville's career-high eight-game point streak came to
an end. He registered five goals and 13 points over that span...Toronto center
Dominic Moore appeared in the 200th game of his NHL career...Leafs left
winger Alexei Ponikarovsky returned to lineup after missing the last seven
games with a dislocated right shoulder...The Maple Leafs open a five-game
homestand Thursday against the Islanders...Buffalo travels to New York to
battle the Rangers on Saturday.
02/13 23:32:17 ET