NHL Game Summary - Buffalo at Toronto
(Monday, November 30th)
Final Score: Buffalo 3, Toronto 0
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Ryan Miller made 38 saves for his third shutout of the season, as the Buffalo Sabres beat Toronto for a seventh consecutive time, 3-0, at Air Canada Centre.
Henrik Tallinder, Tim Kennedy and Jochen Hecht had the goals for the Sabres, who took the last five of the six meetings between the clubs last season, then beat the Leafs in overtime in October.
Jason Pominville added two assists for Buffalo, which has won three in a row overall since dropping four straight.
"We played a pretty smart game," commented Sabres coach Lindy Ruff. "We gave up some in tight (opportunities) where Ryan made some good saves, but I thought we stayed away from the odd-numbered rushes and the high-quality stuff."
Jonas Gustavsson allowed all three goals on 31 shots for the Maple Leafs, who had a two-game win streak stopped.
Kennedy's snap shot with 6:53 to play in the middle period got the Sabres on the board, and Tallinder scored just 20 seconds into the third to make it a 2-0 game.
Buffalo then expanded the lead with just over nine minutes to play, as Hecht's wrister beat Gustavsson.
Miller made 12 saves in the first, 16 in the second and 10 in the third.
"We should have had the lead at some point, but you have to give him credit. He made all the saves," said Toronto coach Ron Wilson. "Our shot selection wasn't good enough to beat a goalie like that. He made some quick saves around the net. If we had managed to get a lead it might have been a different outcome."
The shutout was the 15th of Miller's career...Tallinder's goal was his first of the season...The Sabres start a five-game homestand Thursday against Montreal...Toronto begins a three-game road trip Tuesday at Montreal.
12/01 02:01:58 ET