The aftermath: Sabres 2, Leafs 1


‘Even if it was a preseason game, Corey Tropp will never forget his first goal in a Sabres uniform. With the puck deep in the Toronto zone, defenseman Keith Aulie’s clearing attempt is picked off just inside the blueline by Matt Ellis who finds Tropp alone in the slot. Tropp turns quickly, makes another quick move and slides the puck between James Reimer’s pads. “Ellie did a great job stepping up,” Tropp explains. “He made a heck of a pass to me in the slot, and I just tried to get it off as quick as I could.”’