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Kapanen's PPG puts Leafs ahead

TOR@BUF: Kapanen buries PPG to regain lead

Kasperi Kapanen finds Connor Carrick's rebound at the back door and shovels it home for a power-play goal to give the Maple Leafs a 2-1 lead

  • 01:03 •

Kasperi Kapanen scored the game-winner on the power play 58 seconds into the third period, and had an assist, to help the Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 at KeyBank Center.

Kapanen's goal gave the Maple Leafs a 2-1 lead. He assisted on Nikita Soshnikov's empty-net goal with 1:10 remaining.

James van Riemsdyk gave the Maple Leafs a 1-0 lead 5:25 into the first period. Hudson Fasching tied it 1-1 at 16:21 of the second.

Frederik Andersen played the first two periods and stopped 17 of 18 shots for the Maple Leafs. Kasimir Kaskisuo played the third period and made seven saves.

Robin Lehner played the entire game for the Sabres and made 30 saves.

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