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Maple Leafs win one-goal, 15-round shootout

Sunday, 09.22.2013 / 12:29 AM

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Maple Leafs win one-goal, 15-round shootout
Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Buffalo Sabres 2
Three Stars of the Game
Mark Pysyk
1st
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 21:59
James Reimer
2nd
SA: 40TOI: 64:19
GA: 2
PIM: 0
SV%: .950
Jhonas Enroth
3rd
SA: 34TOI: 64:32
GA: 2
PIM: 0
SV%: .941

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer made 38 saves then went 15-for-15 in the shootout for a 3-2 preseason win against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center.

Jay McClement, on the 30th attempt, scored the only shootout goal after he had tied the game with 4:37 left in the third period.

"At one point I think both refs were just going to call it a draw and kind of pick up the puck and go home and be old-school NHL there for a second and call it a tie," Sabres forward Steve Ott said, according to The Canadian Press. "But both performances by both goalies in the shootout was pretty spectacular to watch. I've never seen that before."

Jhonas Enroth made 32 saves for the Sabres before stopping the first 14 shootout attempts he faced. Paul Ranger, in the 10th round, tried a kick-shot to beat Enroth, which upset the goaltender at the time.

"My first reaction was that he tried to embarrass me there a little bit, but when I look at it now, it's good [the] guy's trying to be creative, I guess," Enroth said.

Toronto's Jamie Devan scored a third-period goal for the Maple Leafs, who trailed 2-0. Buffalo defenseman Mark Pysyk had a goal and an assist, and Marcus Foligno scored for the Sabres.

Reimer's final save in game action was on a Jamie McBain breakaway right before the overtime buzzer. The goalie was 0-5 in shootouts last season.

"It's good to get out there and for me to stop some pucks and for guys to get some reps, but it's exhibition and it's a little looser," Reimer said. "I think it's a little different when it's during a game and two points are on the line."

The longest regular-season shootout is 15 rounds between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals, won by a goal, the seventh of that tiebreaker, from New York's Marek Malik on Nov. 26, 2005.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
10:20
BUF
Mark Pysyk (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Drew Stafford (1)
1 - 0 BUF
12:26
BUF
Marcus Foligno (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Tyler Ennis (1), Mark Pysyk (1)
2 - 0 BUF
3rd Period
09:53
TOR
Jamie Devane (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Josh Leivo (1), Mark Fraser (1)
2 - 1 BUF
15:23
TOR
Jay McClement (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Carter Ashton (1), Nikolay Kulemin (1)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDBUFTOR
1T. EnnisM. Raymond
2M. GrigorenkoT. Bozak
3D. StaffordN. Kulemin
4V. LeinoP. Kessel
5M. FolignoJ. Leivo
6B. FlynnJ. Gardiner
7S. OttT. Smith
8J. McBainJ. Colborne
9M. PysykS. Percy
10K. PorterP. Ranger
11P. KaletaD. Phaneuf
12C. EhrhoffD. Broll
13R. RistolainenC. Ashton
14C. McCormickC. Gunnarsson
15A. SulzerJ. McClement
penalty summary
1st Period
01:25
BUF
Steve Ott  Tripping  - 2 min against  Paul Ranger
06:17
TOR
Jamie Devane  Roughing  - 2 min against  Patrick Kaleta
13:06
BUF
Cody McCormick  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  David Broll
13:06
TOR
David Broll  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Cody McCormick
13:06
BUF
Cody McCormick  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min against  David Broll
13:06
TOR
David Broll  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min against  Cody McCormick
15:41
BUF
Steve Ott  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Carter Ashton
15:41
TOR
Carter Ashton  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Steve Ott
2nd Period
01:49
TOR
Joe Colborne  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Zemgus Girgensons
07:04
BUF
Mike Weber  Holding  - 2 min against  Phil Kessel
13:12
TOR
Troy Bodie  Boarding  - 2 min against  Alexander Sulzer
16:51
TOR
Jamie Devane  Illegal Check To Head  - 2 min against  Patrick Kaleta
19:48
TOR
Jake Gardiner  Tripping  - 2 min against  Brian Flynn
3rd Period
02:21
BUF
Brian Flynn  Tripping  - 2 min against  Jake Gardiner
17:54
BUF
Patrick Kaleta  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Troy Bodie
17:54
TOR
Troy Bodie  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Patrick Kaleta
OT Period
00:25
BUF
Mike Weber  Roughing  - 2 min against  Dion Phaneuf
00:25
TOR
Dion Phaneuf  Roughing  - 2 min against  Mike Weber
01:38
BUF
Zemgus Girgensons  Too many men/ice - bench  - 2 min
goalie stats
James Reimer
SA: 40TOI: 64:19
GA: 2SV%: .950
Jhonas Enroth
SA: 34TOI: 64:32
GA: 2SV%: .941