Buf 0 0 0 0
Tor 0 1 3 4
Date of game: 10/28/2014

Recap: Toronto vs. Buffalo

Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Bernier stopped all 10 shots fired his way to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.

Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel each had a goal and an assist, James van Riemsdyk and Jake Gardiner also scored and Morgan Rielly supplied two helpers for the Maple Leafs, who have won two of their last three games.

"Our expectation is to carry this on to the next one," Toronto head coach Randy Carlyle said of the win. "Tonight, everything fell our way and we'll take it because we were in drastic need of a performance at home."

Michael Neuvirth stopped 33-of-37 shots for Buffalo, which fell to 2-8-0 on the season.

"We had nothing. Toronto had everything going," Sabres coach Ted Nolan said.

Toronto opened the scoring with 50 seconds left in the second period. Bozak took a pass from Kessel in the neutral zone and wristed a shot past Neuvirth from the left circle.

The Maple Leafs peppered Neuvirth with shots and held a 29-8 advantage heading into the final frame.

Kessel banked a shot off Neuvirth's pads and into net from behind the cage 4:18 into the third for a 2-0 lead.

Toronto added to its lead a minute later. Rielly sent a cross-ice pass to van Riemsdyk, who got behind the defense one-timed the shot in from the right side of the net.

Gardiner scored on the wraparound to account for the final score with 10:43 to play.

Game Notes

It was Bernier's eighth career shutout and first of the season ... Toronto is 4-0-0 this season when Kessel scores ... The Sabres fell to 0-for-32 on the power play this season ... The home team has won each of the last eight meetings between the two teams.

NASCAR News
Kurt Busch begins NASCAR's process for reinstatement

Kurt Busch has agreed to NASCAR's terms and conditions for reinstatement after he was suspended indefinitely for domestic violence allegations on Feb. 20.

Blue Jays sign Viciedo to minor league deal

The Toronto Blue Jays signed veteran slugger Dayan Viciedo to a minor league contract on Sunday and will give him a chance to make the team in spring training.

Harden suspended 1 game for kicking James

The NBA has handed Houston Rockets guard James Harden a one-game suspension for kicking fellow All-Star LeBron James in the groin during Sunday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Rangers extend Zuccarello

Ending days of speculation ahead of Monday's trade deadline, the New York Rangers and forward Mats Zuccarello have agreed to a contract extension.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.