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Sabres return home to face Maple Leafs

Feb 4, 2009 - 11:18 AM
Toronto (19-23-9) at Buffalo (26-20-5), 7:30 pm EST

BUFFALO, New York (Ticker) -- After traveling all over the map for nearly a month, the Buffalo Sabres finally get to return home.

The Sabres will seek their fourth straight win at the HSBC Arena on Wednesday, when they square off against the Toronto Maple Leafs in a meeting of Northeast Division rivals.

Buffalo has not lost at home since December 30, but has not been here much recently. The Sabres have played nine of 10 games on the road, going 5-5-0 in that span.

In the finale of a season-long, six-game road trip, Buffalo suffered a 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday. Patrick Kaleta and defenseman Craig Rivet both scored for the Sabres, who split their first two meetings of the season with the Maple Leafs.

Toronto is coming off Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers.

Niklas Hagman, Alexei Ponikarovsky and Nik Antropov tallied for the Maple Leafs, who have posted a 5-10-3 record since December 22.






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    Maple Leafs 0, Sabres 5  FinalFeb 5 6:23 AM


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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 0 0 0 0
    BUFFALO 2 1 2 5 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BUF - TIM CONNOLLY 10 (CRAIG RIVET, THOMAS VANEK) 2:23
    BUF - DREW STAFFORD 14 (CLARKE MACARTHUR, TEPPO NUMMINEN)
    12:52
    2ND PRD: BUF - (PP) THOMAS VANEK 30 (TIM CONNOLLY, JASON POMINVILLE)
    2:37
    3RD PRD: BUF - THOMAS

    Feb 4 10:11 PM


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    TORONTO 0
    BUFFALO 5
    3RD PRD: BUF - (PP) THOMAS VANEK 32 (JASON POMINVILLE, ALES KOTALIK)
    9:13 (TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE)

    Maple Leafs 0, Sabres 5  3rd - 10:47Feb 4 9:51 PM


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    TORONTO 0
    BUFFALO 4
    3RD PRD: BUF - THOMAS VANEK 31 (DREW STAFFORD) 5:36

    Maple Leafs 0, Sabres 4  3rd - 14:24Feb 4 9:40 PM
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    Maple Leafs 0, Sabres 3  End of 2ndFeb 4 9:19 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 0 0 0
    BUFFALO 2 1 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BUF - TIM CONNOLLY 10 (CRAIG RIVET, THOMAS VANEK) 2:23
    BUF - DREW STAFFORD 14 (CLARKE MACARTHUR, TEPPO NUMMINEN)
    12:52
    2ND PRD: BUF - (PP) THOMAS VANEK 30 (TIM CONNOLLY, JASON POMINVILLE)
    2:37
    SHOTS ON

    Feb 4 9:13 PM


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    TORONTO 0
    BUFFALO 3
    2ND PRD: BUF - (PP) THOMAS VANEK 30 (TIM CONNOLLY, JASON POMINVILLE)
    2:37

    Maple Leafs 0, Sabres 3  2nd - 17:23Feb 4 8:43 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 0 0
    BUFFALO 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BUF - TIM CONNOLLY 10 (CRAIG RIVET, THOMAS VANEK) 2:23
    BUF - DREW STAFFORD 14 (CLARKE MACARTHUR, TEPPO NUMMINEN)
    12:52
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TOR 5

    Feb 4 8:20 PM


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    TORONTO 0
    BUFFALO 2
    1ST PRD: BUF - DREW STAFFORD 14 (CLARKE MACARTHUR, TEPPO NUMMINEN)
    12:52

    Maple Leafs 0, Sabres 2  1st - 7:08Feb 4 8:08 PM


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    TORONTO 0
    BUFFALO 1
    1ST PRD: BUF - TIM CONNOLLY 10 (CRAIG RIVET, THOMAS VANEK) 2:23

    Maple Leafs 0, Sabres 1  1st - 17:37Feb 4 7:45 PM