FINAL
CHI
5
EDM
0
FINAL
WSH
2
MTL
0
FINAL
PHI
1
NJD
3
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BUF
2
TOR
3
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2
COL
1
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4
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TOR

Maple Leafs rally to defeat Sabres

NHL.com | Monday, 09.29.2014 / 12:04 AM

Peter Holland's goal in the fifth round of the shootout capped the Toronto Maple Leafs' 3-2 comeback victory after the Buffalo Sabres grabbed a two-goal lead.

Holland beat Andrey Makarov to put the Maple Leafs ahead, and Jonathan Bernier ended the game by denying Torrey Mitchell.

Mikhail Grigorenko put Buffalo in front by beating Bernier 25 seconds into the second period, and Nicolas Deslauriers scored at 9:24 for a two-goal lead. But Phil Kessel's goal 59 seconds later woke up the crowd at Air Canada Centre, and Kessel set up James van Riemsdyk for the game-tying power-play goal midway through the third.

Toronto, which allowed nearly 36 shots per game last season, surrendered 38 to the Sabres, the NHL's worst offensive team in 2013-15. Bernier made 36 saves, including five in overtime. Makarov stopped 27 shots.

Each team lost two players with injuries. Buffalo defenseman Patrick Kaleta was hit in the face by a shot midway through the first period and Johan Larsson ran into the elbow of Petter Granberg late in the period. Neither returned. Toronto lost forward David Booth with what coach Randy Carlyle said after the game was a bruised foot, and defenseman Cody Franson appeared to injure his left leg when Mitchell pushed him into the boards midway through the third period. Franson had to be helped off the ice, and Carlyle had no update on him.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
00:25BUF Mikhail Grigorenko (1) Snap shot - ASST: Cody Hodgson (1), Chris Stewart (1) 1 - 0 BUF
09:24BUF Nicolas Deslauriers (1) Slapshot - ASST: Rasmus Ristolainen (1), Matt Ellis (1) 2 - 0 BUF
10:23TOR Phil Kessel (1) Snap shot - ASST: Stuart Percy (1), Petter Granberg (1) 2 - 1 BUF
3rd Period
09:49TOR PPG - James van Riemsdyk (1) Tip-in - ASST: Phil Kessel (1), Cody Franson (1) 2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
1TORJames van Riemsdyk - Goal
2BUFCody Hodgson - Save
3TORWilliam Nylander - Save
4BUFChris Stewart - Save
5TORTyler Bozak - Save
6BUFMikhail Grigorenko - Goal
7TORNazem Kadri - Goal
8BUFJoel Armia - Goal
9TORPeter Holland - Goal
10BUFTorrey Mitchell - Save
Shootout Summary
RNDToronto Maple LeafsBuffalo Sabres
1James van RiemsdykCody Hodgson
2William NylanderChris Stewart
3Tyler BozakMikhail Grigorenko
4Nazem KadriJoel Armia
5Peter HollandTorrey Mitchell
Three Stars of the Game
Jonathan Bernier
1st
SA: 38TOI: 64:31
GA: 2
PIM: 0
SV%: .947
Andrey Makarov
2nd
SA: 29TOI: 65:00
GA: 2
PIM: 0
SV%: .931
Peter Holland
3rd
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 16:44
Penalty Summary
1st Period
12:46BUF Brian Flynn  Holding the stick  - 2 min against  Jake Gardiner
15:11BUF Mike Weber  Cross checking  - 2 min against  William Nylander
15:11BUF Mike Weber  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min
16:15TOR Jake Gardiner  Holding the stick  - 2 min against  Tyson Strachan
2nd Period
02:00BUF Mike Weber  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Colton Orr
02:00TOR Colton Orr  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Mike Weber
02:00TOR Colton Orr served by Phil Kessel  Roughing  - 2 min against  Mike Weber
02:00BUF Chris Stewart  Misconduct (10 min)  - 10 min
04:12TOR James van Riemsdyk  Interference  - 2 min against  Nicolas Deslauriers
15:35BUF Zac Dalpe  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
3rd Period
07:31TOR Korbinian Holzer  Hooking  - 2 min against  Cody Hodgson
08:53BUF Zac Dalpe  Interference  - 2 min against  Nazem Kadri
16:10TOR Josh Leivo  Hooking  - 2 min against  Torrey Mitchell
OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodBUFTOR
1st710
2nd177
3rd911
OT51
Total3829
Team Stats
CategoryBUFTOR
Power Plays0/41/5
Hits2819
Faceoff Wins3345
Giveaways107
Takeaways69
Blocked Shots2114
Penalty Minutes2515
  • BUFFALO
  • TORONTO
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
6M. WeberD0006921:21
10D. BagnallD0000015:33
17T. MitchellC0002017:50
19C. HodgsonC0107024:33
20Z. DalpeC0001417:22
22J. LarssonL000004:50
24T. StrachanD0001017:36
25M. GrigorenkoC1004024:56
33J. ArmiaR00-12017:25
36P. KaletaR000002:24
37M. EllisL0111011:02
41A. MeszarosD0001026:12
44N. DeslauriersL1014014:20
55R. RistolainenD0112026:50
59T. SchallerC001209:05
64N. PetreckiD0010022:32
65B. FlynnC0002217:37
80C. StewartR01131019:36
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
35A. Makarov2729.93165:00
50N. Lieuwen00.0000:00
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4C. FransonD01-13015:12
8P. GranbergD0101020:23
20D. BoothL0000010:05
21J. van RiemsdykL10-15221:51
24P. HollandC00-11016:44
28C. OrrR000074:03
32J. LeivoL0001214:35
39M. FrattinR0000012:24
42T. BozakC0002021:44
43N. KadriC0004020:05
44M. RiellyD00-11027:10
50S. PercyD0111022:02
51J. GardinerD00-11224:40
53S. CarrickC000007:57
55K. HolzerD0001220:45
62W. NylanderC0002017:38
67B. KozunR0002011:56
81P. KesselR11-14021:04
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30A. Bibeau00.0000:00
45J. Bernier3638.94764:31