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Kotalik scores in OT to lead Sabres over Maple Leafs

Sep 28, 2008 - 2:09 AM BUFFALO, New York (Ticker) -- Ales Kotalik scored 63 seconds into overtime Saturday, lifting the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 preseason triumph over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Neither team was able to break through in the first two periods as Toronto's Justin Pogge and Buffalo's Ryan Miller turned aside 22 and 17 shots, respectively, over 40 minutes.

Ian White snapped the scoreless tie at 5:24 of the third period with a power-play goal and fellow defenseman Pavel Kubina gave the Maple Leafs a 2-0 bulge with 6:40 remaining with another man-advantage tally.

However, the Sabres proved to be just as efficient with the extra skater as Derek Roy scored with 2:21 left and Paul Gaustad tallied with five seconds to go, forcing overtime. Buffalo went 2-for-7 on the power play, while Toronto was 2-for-8.

Kotalik and Roy each added an assist and Maxim Afinogenov set up all three goals for the Sabres.

Miller finished with 26 saves, while Pogge stopped a total of 29.








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    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 0 0 2 0 2
    BUFFALO 0 0 2 1 3 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: TOR - (PP) IAN WHITE 1 (UNASSISTED) 5:24
    TOR - (PP) PAVEL KUBINA 1 (JOHN MITCHELL, ALEXEI
    PONIKAROVSKY) 13:21
    BUF - (PP) DEREK ROY 2 (MAXIM AFIN

    Maple Leafs 2, Sabres 3  Final - OTSep 27 9:34 PM


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    TORONTO 2
    BUFFALO 1 1:08 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Maple Leafs 2, Sabres 1  3rd - 1:08Sep 27 9:25 PM
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    Maple Leafs 2, Sabres 1  3rd - 1:08Sep 27 9:25 PM


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    TORONTO 2
    BUFFALO 0
    3RD PRD: TOR - (PP) PAVEL KUBINA 1 (JOHN MITCHELL, ALEXEI
    PONIKAROVSKY) 13:21

    Maple Leafs 2, Sabres 0  3rd - 6:39Sep 27 9:18 PM


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    TORONTO 1
    BUFFALO 0
    3RD PRD: TOR - (PP) IAN WHITE 1 (UNASSISTED) 5:24

    Maple Leafs 1, Sabres 0  3rd - 14:36Sep 27 9:02 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 0 0
    BUFFALO 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TOR 8 8
    BUF 15 15
    GOALIES: TOR - JUSTIN POGGE
    BUF - RYAN MILLER

    Sep 27 7:42 PM
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    Maple Leafs vs. SabresSep 27 1:36 PM