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GDT: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres, 11/13/21 —7 pm MSG and WGR


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Toronto Maple Leafs (9-5-1, second in the Atlantic) vs. Buffalo Sabres (6-5-2, fifth in the Atlantic)

Buffalo, New York; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Sabres +158, Maple Leafs -189; over/under is 5.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Buffalo Sabres host Toronto after the Maple Leafs beat Calgary 2-1 in overtime.

The Sabres are 2-2-2 in conference games. Buffalo is 10th in the Eastern Conference recording 7.7 points per game, averaging 2.9 goals and 4.8 assists.

The Maple Leafs are 5-1-0 against the rest of their division. Toronto leads the NHL recording 34.7 shots per game while averaging 2.5 goals.

The teams meet Saturday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Rasmus Asplund leads the Sabres with six assists and has 10 points this season. Victor Olofsson has four goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Buffalo

Mitch Marner leads the Maple Leafs with 10 total assists and has 13 points. Auston Matthews has six goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Toronto.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 3-5-2, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.1 assists, 3.7 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .904 save percentage.

Maple Leafs: 7-3-0, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.3 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while allowing 2.4 goals per game with a .925 save percentage.

INJURIES: Sabres: Craig Anderson: day to day (upper body), Victor Olofsson: day to day (undisclosed), Casey Mittelstadt: out (upper body).

Maple Leafs: None listed.

https://apnews.com/article/nhl-sports-rasmus-asplund-buffalo-victor-olofsson-04b5f628dd454b808e31b0b951da3a3b

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I really do not like Mathews. There's no logical reason why I have this animosity towards him. Everything I've read about him concerning his personal life he seems like a really decent guy off the ice. But still.....

 

I would really like it if he got smacked into the boards heavily a few times and comes out of the game a -6. Oh, and  given a really good face wash. I hate his smirk.

 

 

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1 minute ago, dudacek said:

Stuart Skinner and Joseph Will back-to-back.

I can’t recall ever playing two goalies I’ve never heard of back-to-back.

The string of goalies we’ve faced this season is a story unto itself.

No one believes in them except them. Hopefully teams are forced to smarten up 

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  • bob_sauve28 changed the title to GDT: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres, 11/13/21 —7 pm MSG and WGR

What's the thoughts on Dell from his time with Rochester?  I know he was playing better than UPL but how did he look?  He seems like the weak link for tonight so hopefully he has a great game.

I'm hoping the team can keep things going tonight in a back to back.  We have been good at home this season though.  

Bryson and Cozens both played well with family at the game.  Hopefully they are staying for tonight's game too.

Sabres 5, Leafs 3

 

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56 minutes ago, French Collection said:

Does Cozens go head to head with Auston Matthews?

According to Leafs fans Matthews is the world’s greatest.

I hope Bryson messes up Nylander’s hair

Let’s go Buffalo, we want two in a row, humiliate Toronto!

Look man we all hate the leafs, and wish broken limbs upon their players and what not, but you gotta cool it with the bolded - going a little too far. 

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46 minutes ago, mjd1001 said:

It will be interesting to see the Arena full (or close to it) if that is true.

When was the last time we had a full arena for a game....1.5 years ago? almost 2 years ago?

Or many of the Sabres fans who have been attending may have sold their tickets and it will be a half full arena of Leafs fans.

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