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Miller, Sabres Blank Leafs

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
Matthew Iaboni

November 30, 2009
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, ON
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The Maple Leafs found themselves down 1-0 after 40 minutes and any hope of a comeback were dashed just 20 seconds in when Henrik Tallinder scored his first goal in 76 games.

The past two Mondays haven't been kind to the Leafs. They have put 99 shots on net and scored just three goals. Ryan Miller shut down any hopes of a Leafs rally as he turned aside all 38 shots.

2 Leafs wins at home this season putting the home record at 2-7-3.
99 Shots on goal the Leafs have registered in their last two home games.
10 Consecutive games the Leafs have had over 30 shots on net.
6 Shots on goal by Phil Kessel to lead the team.
7 Straight wins for the Sabres over the Maple Leafs.
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Ryan Miller
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Jason Pominville
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Henrik Tallinder
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Ryan Miller. The Sabres netminder continued his domination of the Maple Leafs. In his last seven games against Toronto he is 7-0 with a 1.14 GAA.

Miller recorded his 15th career shutout, third of the season and the third of his career against the Maple Leafs. He has now posted 15 wins on the season as he looks to be the starting goalie for Team USA at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

After missing the last eight games with a small tear in his quadricep muscle defenceman Mike Komisarek made his return to the Leafs lineup. Komisarek was once again paired with Tomas Kaberle until the injury to Carl Gunnarsson forced Ron Wilson to rotate the defencemen around.

Komisarek saw 16:53 minutes of action with a game-high five hits and two blocked shots.

These two QEW rivals like to take the body and they combined for 48 hits on the night and one fight.

Mike Komisarek led all players with five hits and the Leafs fourth line of Jamal Mayers, Christian Hanson and Colton Orr tried to energize their teammates by throwing their weight around all night long.

Ron Wilson on the play of Ryan Miller:

"He made all the difference in the first two periods. We should've had the lead at some point but you have to give him credit, he made the saves."

Tuesday December 1 @ Montreal
7:30PM ET (TSN, AM640)

Game Notes:
The Maple Leafs play the second-game of a back-to-back against their Original Six rival, the Montreal Canadiens.

This is the third of six meetings this season with the Canadiens winning the first two games. They won the first game of the season 4-3 in OT and then 5-4 in the shootout.

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