I’m going to keep this recap short as I have an early morning ahead of me.
The Toronto Maple Leafs lost for the fourth time in five games as the lost to the lowly Buffalo Sabres 3-1. This was a game that the Leafs could have easily won as both teams got off to a slow start in the first period.
Trevor Smith opened the scoring for the Leafs with a very nice looking shot in the second period. However, the Leafs would give that up as Steve Ott tied it up and Marcus Foligno gave the Sabres a 2-1 lead with a goal off of a 2-on-1.
Jonathan Bernier did everything to keep the Leafs in the game but the Leafs offensive output was done for the night. For the second straight game, Bernier deserved a much better fate.
The Leafs did have a chance to tie the game with less than a minute left in the game as James van Riemsdyk was left with an open net off of a rebound. The shot was stopped by Christian Ehrhoff who, about 10 seconds later, shot the puck down the ice right into the Leafs’ empty net.
The Leafs have a chance to get redemption and to get back on track tomorrow night as the play at home against the same Buffalo Sabres.