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Apr 1, 2015
7:30 PM ET
SN, MSG-B
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7:30 PM ET
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Sabres return home to host Maple Leafs

Tuesday, 03.31.2015 / 11:51 PM

Benjamin Zweiman - NHL.com Staff Writer

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Sabres return home to host Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres

MAPLE LEAFS (29-42-6) at SABRES (21-47-8)

TV: SN, MSG-B

Season series: The Toronto Maple Leafs have won two of three games against the Buffalo Sabres, including a 4-3 shootout victory in the most recent game at Air Canada Centre three weeks ago. Toronto center Tyler Bozak scored the deciding goal in the shootout. Sabres forwards Tyler Ennis, Johan Larsson and Matt Moulson each had a goal and two assists.

Maple Leafs team scope: Toronto begins a two-game road trip Wednesday and has won two consecutive games for the first time since Feb. 26-28 after a 3-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. Goaltender James Reimer made 40 saves in his second consecutive victory. "James has battled, deserved to play those two games, and getting those two wins was a confidence booster for him," interim coach Peter Horachek said. Center Nazem Kadri had a goal and an assist. Forward Phil Kessel has 18 goals and 18 assists in 50 games against Buffalo.

Sabres team scope: Defenseman Mike Weber was selected as the Sabres' nominee for the 2015 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on Tuesday. "I owe everything I have to this game," Weber told the Buffalo News. "I'm not the most talented, the most skilled, but I knew where I wanted to be. I knew where I wanted to end up, and I've worked hard to get here. I try to work hard to stay here." Buffalo ended a five-game losing streak with a 4-1 road win against the Arizona Coyotes on Monday. Goaltender Anders Lindback made 28 saves and defenseman Andrej Meszaros scored two goals for the second consecutive game. Rookie defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen has scored in three straight games. The Sabres play three of their final six games against teams in a Stanley Cup Playoff position.

Team Stats
GPRecordHomeRoadL10G/GPGA/GPPP%PK%PIM/GPS/GPSA/GPFO%
7729-42-621-17-18-25-53-7-02.563.1416.980.610.129.233.248.9
7621-47-812-20-59-27-32-5-31.843.2912.974.510.823.935.445.2


2014-2015 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Apr 01 '15 7:30 PM ET at Sabres
Mar 11 '15 BUF 3 at TOR 4 - SO T. Bozak
Nov 15 '14 TOR 2 at BUF 6 D. Stafford
Oct 28 '14 BUF 0 at TOR 4 T. Bozak
PlayerGPGAP+/-PIMPPGW
P. Kessel77243357-362884
J. van Riemsdyk77242852-354194
T. Bozak77222345-3544123
N. Kadri68172138-52431
C. Franson5562632-72640
M. Santorelli57111829+7801
M. Rielly7682028-151410
D. Phaneuf6532528-1110421
L. Komarov5881725+11801
D. Winnik5871825+151900
P. Holland59111223-12913
J. Gardiner7441923-212200
J. Lupul5091120-92621
R. Panik7111516-84321
D. Clarkson5810515-119211
D. Booth547613-52502
J. Lindstrom484610-111020
R. Polak56549-224801
E. Brewer39268-63201
O. Jokinen54347+32800
T. Erixon37257-71210
S. Robidas52167+83400
K. Holzer34066+32500
T. Smith52235-71200
B. Kozun20224-3600
Z. Sill58134-58200
S. Percy9033-4200
S. Carrick16112+1900
J. Leivo9101-1400
A. MacWilliam8011-5600
T. Brennan5011-6700
M. Frattin9000+0400
P. Granberg7000+1600
C. Ashton7000-3000
T. Bodie5000+0500
G. McKegg3000+0000
C. Bailey1000+1000
GoalieGPRec.GASAGAASv%
J. Bernier5420-27-614216132.89.912
J. Reimer339-15-0889313.15.905
PlayerGPGAP+/-PIMPPGW
T. Ennis72192342-163761
M. Moulson73122739-11422
Z. Girgensons61151530-162511
B. Gionta63111728-111822
C. Stewart61111425-306350
D. Stafford5091524-183921
R. Ristolainen738917-292640
M. Foligno5161117-75000
B. Flynn5451217-3800
Z. Bogosian5631417+07400
N. Deslauriers7651015-226901
N. Zadorov5431114-114921
A. Meszaros547613-93611
T. Mitchell516713-62602
T. Myers474913-156110
C. Hodgson725712-251200
J. Larsson334812+3800
A. Benoit55178-192000
M. Weber63167-206600
J. Gorges46066-281600
T. Strachan40055-273700
P. Varone22314-91000
C. McCormick33134-94000
M. Grigorenko19134-9010
M. Pysyk7213+4201
P. Kaleta36033-83400
T. Schaller16112-5200
Z. Dalpe15022-6400
S. Reinhart9011-1200
C. Ruhwedel2011+2000
M. Ellis33000-11200
J. D'Amigo9000-4200
J. McCabe2000+0000
J. Armia1000+0000
GoalieGPRec.GASAGAASv%
J. Enroth3713-21-212012373.27.903
M. Neuvirth276-17-3779412.99.918
A. Lindback214-13-2586063.13.904
M. Hackett50-4-1181554.32.884