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Sabres 4, Maple Leafs 0 @NHL

TORONTO (AP) -Jiri Novotny, Derek Roy and Daniel Paille scored power-play goals in the second period and Mike Ryan added one in the third to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-0 preseason victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night.

Martin Biron made 23 saves for the Sabres, who were 4-for-11 on power plays.

Andrew Raycroft, the Maple Leafs' new No. 1 goalie, played well in making 28 saves but didn't stand much of a chance because Toronto was short-handed so often.

The Maple Leafs, in the debut of new coach Paul Maurice, went 0-for-7 with the man-advantage.

Things heated up in the second period when Ben Ondrus fought Chris Thorburn. Ondrus connected with two hard punches and dropped Thorburn to the ice.

Novotny opened the scoring at 8:05 of the second. Raycroft stopped Thomas Vanek's shot with his stick, and new Leafs defenseman Hal Gill couldn't keep Novotny from knocking in the rebound.

Roy made it 2-0 at 14:58 when Adam Mair sent a cross-ice pass to him for a goal into the open side of the net.

Paille got a puck to roll over Raycroft's right leg pad at 18:08.

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