Now that’s much better.
After last night’s disappointing loss, the Toronto Maple Leafs bounced back tonight to beat the Buffalo Sabres. With the win the Leafs are now tied for second in the Atlantic Division.
JVR Shows What Position He Should Play
The Leafs got off to a great start thanks to James van Riemsdyk. Back at his natural left wing position, JVR scored two goals off of Cody Franson shots in the first period.
The acquisition on Peter Holland allowed JVR to move back to left wing and it couldn’t have worked better. He showed that if the Leafs are to lose another center, he should not be the one to move to the face-off dot.
Peter Holland Makes His Debut
Holland played his first game as a Maple Leaf the same day he was traded to Toronto. A Leafs fan growing up in Caledon, Ontario, Holland played pretty well in his debut. He played 11 minutes and 43 seconds and won 64% of the faceoffs he took.
A 2009 first-rounder, Holland will have a better chance to fulfill his potential as a member of the Maple Leafs.
James Reimer Stands Tall
Reimer gave the Leafs the chance to win as he made many good to great saves in the first and second periods. He might have allowed the Sabres to get back in the game in the third period with two quick goals being scored against him, but he stood tall afterwards until the Leafs added the fourth goal.
Nikolai Kulemin and Mason Raymond scored the Leafs third and fourth goals respectively, while Jamie McBain and Tyler Ennis were the goal-scorers for Buffalo. Jhonas Enroth took the loss.