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Maple Leafs 5, Sabres 4

Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 5:09 AM

Associated Press

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Maple Leafs 5, Sabres 4
Buffalo Sabres 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 5

TORONTO (AP) - Phil Kessel scored two goals to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-4 preseason victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night.

Kessel has netted four goals in three preseason games. He also had another that was incorrectly waved off in overtime on Friday. He has quickly found chemistry with linemates Tyler Bozak and Kris Versteeg.

The Toronto lineup that dressed Monday was quite similar to the one that will take the ice for the regular-season opener on Oct. 7 against Montreal.

Nikolai Kulemin also had two goals, and Christian Hanson added one for Toronto (3-2-1).

Nathan Gerbe scored twice, and Drew Stafford and Jordan Leopold also had goals for the Sabres (1-1-0).

scoring summary
1st Period
04:00
BUF
PPG - Drew Stafford (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Derek Roy (1), Jordan Leopold (1)
1 - 0 BUF
05:45
TOR
PPG - Phil Kessel (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Dion Phaneuf (1), Kris Versteeg (1)
1 - 1 Tie
14:53
TOR
Phil Kessel (2) Snap shot - ASST: Tyler Bozak (1), Kris Versteeg (2)
2 - 1 TOR
2nd Period
03:38
BUF
PPG - Nathan Gerbe (1) Slapshot - ASST: Derek Roy (2), Drew Stafford (1)
2 - 2 Tie
08:36
TOR
Nikolai Kulemin (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Mikhail Grabovski (1), Clarke MacArthur (1)
3 - 2 TOR
15:11
BUF
Jordan Leopold (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Drew Stafford (2), Derek Roy (3)
3 - 3 Tie
3rd Period
09:55
TOR
Christian Hanson (1) Slapshot - ASST: Colton Orr (1), Dion Phaneuf (2)
4 - 3 TOR
11:00
TOR
Nikolai Kulemin (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Clarke MacArthur (2), Mikhail Grabovski (2)
5 - 3 TOR
12:08
BUF
PS - Nathan Gerbe (2) Backhand shot - ASST: NONE
5 - 4 TOR
penalty summary
1st Period
03:30
TOR
Clarke MacArthur  Too many men/ice - bench  - 2 min
05:00
BUF
Andrej Sekera  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
2nd Period
02:10
TOR
Mike Komisarek  Tripping  - 2 min against  Nathan Gerbe
17:18
TOR
Colton Orr served by Clarke MacArthur  Interference on goalkeeper  - 2 min against  Jhonas Enroth
17:18
BUF
Paul Gaustad  Roughing  - 2 min against  Colton Orr
17:18
TOR
Colton Orr  Roughing  - 2 min against  Paul Gaustad
3rd Period
04:24
TOR
Mikhail Grabovski  Holding  - 2 min against  Derek Roy
12:08
TOR
Luke Schenn  PS-Hooking on breakaway  - 0 min against  Nathan Gerbe
goalie stats
Jhonas Enroth
SA: 17TOI: 28:39
GA: 2SV%: .882
Patrick Lalime
SA: 21TOI: 30:05
GA: 3SV%: .857
Jonas Gustavsson
SA: 39TOI: 60:00
GA: 4SV%: .897