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3/31/16 Maple Leafs vs. Sabres

game recap

Brothers combine to lift Sabres past Maple Leafs

Cal O'Reilly scores, with assist to Ryan, in Buffalo victory

by Joe Yerdon / NHL.com Correspondent

BUFFALO -- It was a special night for Buffalo Sabres forwards Cal O'Reilly and Ryan O'Reilly against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday.

The brothers combined for the Sabres' second goal in a 4-1 win against the Maple Leafs at First Niagara Center.

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Situation Room

Coach's Challenge: TOR @ BUF - 17:17 of 2nd Period

Original call stands, no goal Buffalo Sabres

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Situation Room: TOR vs. BUF

Situation Room: No goal stands after challenge

3/31/16: The Sabres challenge the goaltender interference call in the 2nd period, and after review, the call stands as no goal

  • 01:41 •

At 17:17 of the second period in the Maple Leafs/Sabres game, Buffalo requested a Coach's Challenge to review the "Interference on the Goalkeeper" decision that resulted in a "no goal" call.

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed that Buffalo's Hudson Fasching made incidental contact with Toronto goaltender Garret Sparks before the puck crossed the goal line, preventing Sparks from doing his job in the crease.

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Situation Room

Video Review: TOR @ BUF - 17:17 of the Second Period

Referee's call on the ice stands, no penalty, no goal Buffalo

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Situation Room: TOR vs. BUF

Situation Room: No goal stands after challenge

3/31/16: The Sabres challenge the goaltender interference call in the 2nd period, and after review, the call stands as no goal

  • 01:41 •

At 17:17 of the second period in the Maple Leafs/Sabres game, the Situation Room initiated a video review because the puck entered the Toronto net. The referee informed the Situation Room that Hudson Fasching made incidental contact in the crease with Maple Leafs goaltender Garret Sparks before the puck crossed the goal line. This is not a reviewable play therefore the referee's call on the ice stands - no penalty and no goal Buffalo. 

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game preview

Sabres' Kane out; Maple Leafs' Lindberg debuts

Buffalo forward done for season; Toronto recalls prospect acquired in Phaneuf trade

by Joe Yerdon / NHL.com Correspondent

MAPLE LEAFS (28-37-11) at SABRES (31-35-11)

TV: 7 p.m. ET; MSG-B, BELL TV, TSN4, NHL.TV

BUFFALO -- The Buffalo Sabres host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday at First Niagara Center without the services of forward Evander Kane, who will miss the remainder of the season.

Kane sustained an upper-body injury against the Detroit Red Wings during the Sabres' 3-2 loss on Monday. He missed the following game Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins and will now be out for the final five games of the season.

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