A back and forth battle ended with Toronto on top. Nikolai Kulemin’s 2nd goal of the night turned out to be the game winner as the Maple Leafs won 5-4.
Nathan Gerbe scored on a penalty shot in the third period, narrowing the deficit to one and allowing Buffalo over eight minutes to tie the game.
With the goaltender pulled, the Sabres weren’t able to draw even. Buffalo lost it’s first game of the preseason, falling to a 1-1 record. Toronto improved to 3-2-1 during the preseason and they still have three exhibition games remaining.
The Leafs were able to beat Buffalo after losing to them on Saturday night by a 3-1 score. However, it is only preseason and Ryan Miller was not in net on Monday.
Drew Stafford scored the first goal of the game to put Buffalo up 1-0. Stafford’s power play goal came as a result of Clarke MacArthur’s penalty. A few minutes later, the Maple Leafs scored a power play goal of their own. Phil Kessel tied the game for Toronto, and then scored again towards the end of the first period, putting the Leafs up 2-1.
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