The end result is nice and all — Toronto won its 40th game, the fourth time in five years Pat Quinn has reached that milestone as coach — but the Leafs realize their overall effort must improve in the final seven games before the playoffs start. They mustered little against the Sabres stifling defensive system in the opening 40 minutes, which will be childs play compared to what the Philadelphia Flyers or New Jersey Devils could throw at them in the first round.
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