'Noronen, who will continue to develop in the minors, appeared in two NHL games last year, winning both while filling in for the injured Hasek.'
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'The Sabres outshot the Leafs, 26-20, but could not convert on six power-play opportunities. Five of the Sabres' chances came in the first two periods, and they totaled only three shots on those.'
'Buffalo has 27 players on its roster, and about 21 slots are spoken for. Prior to Thursday night's 3-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre, Ruff said one position at forward and another on defense were still up for grabs.'
'"I'm very excited," said Biron, who was the Sabres starter in last night's 3-1 loss to the Maple Leafs in pre-season action at the Air Canada Centre. "I'm the guy who gets the most exposure because I'm doing what Dom did, but my expectations are higher for myself than anyone can imagine. I know I can do the job; I just want to prove it to everyone else."'
'Last night, Mogilny responded with a magnificent effort that shut up his critics — albeit temporarily — and provided starved Leafs fans with a taste of the wonderful raw talent No. 89 possesses.'
'The visible difference with the Sabres is a new, freed-up offence that is getting encouragement from coach Lindy Ruff to hold on to the puck longer and be more creative. The question, though, that the Sabres will have to answer is whether they need to score more goals now that Dominik Hasek has moved on to Detroit after eight years in Buffalo.'
'Mogilny, who scored 43 goals for New Jersey last season then jumped into the free-agent pool, made his first big splash with his new team by setting up one goal then adding two of his own in the third period. He is the dynamite sniper Toronto has been lacking.'
'Alexander Mogilny had two goals and an assist Thursday night to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-1 exhibition victory over the Buffalo Sabres.'
'The Toronto Maple Leafs rode a big third period by the line of Alexander Mogilny, Shayne Corson and Nik Antropov to a 3-1 exhibition victory over the Buffalo Sabres.'
'Buffalo's offense has started each of its three games rather cooly before igniting in the second and third periods with numerous scoring chances and impressive shot totals. Entering their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at 7:30 in Air Canada Centre, the Sabres have averaged 5.7 shots in the first 20 minutes and 24.3 shots over the last 40 minutes. Opponents are averaging 26.3 shots the entire game. The Sabres, however, haven't taken full advantage of their scoring opportunities. They are 1-2 in the preseason and have scored six goals.'