'The loss continued the Sabres mediocrity in division play. In games where the winner possesses a four-point swing in the standings, Buffalo has an overall record of 8-7-1 and a home record of 2-5-1.'
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'Buffalo started third with some good momentum in the third and caused the Leafs to take an early penalty. The Sabres would convert again with the man advantage and tie it up as Derek Roy found Chris Drury in front to make it 2-2 just three minutes into the period. But Toronto would take the lead right back two and a half minutes later as Alex Steen would tip in a rebound past the glove of Biron.'
'Chris Drury and Thomas Vanek scored for a Sabres team that was outshot 15-4 in the second period and 28-24 overall. Buffalo came out flat and played sloppily, in part the result of playing games on consecutive nights following a 2-1 win at Chicago on Wednesday.'
'Sabres enforcer Andrew Peters tried to energize his team and the crowd by squaring off against Wade Belak directly after O'Neill's goal, but Belak clearly won the fight and the Leafs cruised the rest of the way.'
'"It felt like it did six years ago when we were always in 1-0 and 2-1 games," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. "You're hanging on knowing that one bad bounce could kill you."'
'Stewart, a Niagara Falls, Ont., native who played four seasons with the Golden Griffins, has been working under Savard as an assistant coach. He started the season as a video coordinator. The Blackhawks expanded his role when Savard, a former assistant, took over for fired coach Trent Yawney on Nov. 29.'
'The Sabres have an 8-2-1 record against the Leafs since the NHL lockout.'
‘If the Maple Leafs feel as if they are taking on some kind of all-star team tonight at the HSBC Arena, they have good reason to think that way.’
‘”We’re built as a team. It’s not one or two guys. I don’t feel I’m a superstar. I’m one piece of a team doing so well.”‘
Sabres set star standard (Toronto Sun)
Sabres’ all-stars staying humble (Toronto Star)
Leafs at Sabres (Toronto Star)
Leafs game day (National Post)
Sabres host Maple Leafs in Northeast Division battle (Sportsticker)
Toronto Maple Leafs (19-19-6) at Buffalo Sabres (31-9-3) (The Sports Network)
Game # 44: Toronto @ Buffalo (SabresFans.com)