Vanek Racks Up Natural Hat Trick; Sabres Rout Leafs 5-0


‘It didn’t take long for the Sabres to grab the lead. Tim Connolly notched his 10th goal of the season just 2:23 into the game when he tipped a Craig Rivet shot past Leafs rookie netminder Justin Pogge. After gaining possession following an Alexei Ponikarovsky turnover, Rivet flung the puck toward the Toronto net and a streaking Connolly was able to tip it home.’