NHL Game Summary - Toronto at Buffalo
(Friday, December 12th)
Final Score: Toronto 2, Buffalo 1
Buffalo, NY (Sports Network) - Ian White's tally with 7:56 remaining in the third period lifted the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres at HSBC Arena.
Jeremy Williams also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have won two straight on the heels of a three-game slide. Vesa Toskala earned his 11th win of the season with a 24-save performance.
Toni Lydman netted his first goal of the year for the Sabres, who had a three- game winning streak snapped. Ryan Miller was solid between the pipes for Buffalo, stopping 31-of-33 shots in a losing effort.
After Williams tied the game with 2:21 left in the second period, White gave Toronto the lead, firing a soft wrister from the left point that took a fortuitous bounce and eluded a stunned Miller with just under eight minutes left in the contest.
Buffalo continued to press, but couldn't come up with the equalizer.
Lydman lit the lamp at the 6:02 mark of the opening stanza and Miller stopped all 11 shots he faced to make the lead stand up.
Toronto has won three of its last four games at Buffalo...The Maple Leafs are 6-7-2 as the visiting team this year...The Sabres dropped to 8-7-1 as the host...Jason Pominville had a game-high six shots for Buffalo...The Sabres went 0-for-5 on the power play, while Toronto finished 0-for-4.
12/12 22:41:23 ET