Buffalo at Toronto

    Sabres use power play to advantage in win over Leafs


    TORONTO -- Jiri Novotny, Derek Roy and Daniel Paille scored power-play goals in the second period and Mike Ryan added one in the third to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-0 preseason victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night.

    Martin Biron made 23 saves for the Sabres, who were 4-for-11 on power plays.

    Andrew Raycroft, the Maple Leafs' new No. 1 goalie, played well in making 28 saves but didn't stand much of a chance because Toronto was short-handed so often.

    The Maple Leafs, in the debut of new coach Paul Maurice, went 0-for-7 with the man-advantage.

    Things heated up in the second period when Ben Ondrus fought Chris Thorburn. Ondrus connected with two hard punches and dropped Thorburn to the ice.

    Novotny opened the scoring at 8:05 of the second. Raycroft stopped Thomas Vanek's shot with his stick, and new Leafs defenseman Hal Gill couldn't keep Novotny from knocking in the rebound.

    Roy made it 2-0 at 14:58 when Adam Mair sent a cross-ice pass to him for a goal into the open side of the net.

    Paille got a puck to roll over Raycroft's right leg pad at 18:08.

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    Andrew Raycroft doesn't get much help from his team, as frequent power plays makes it rough.  (AP)
    Andrew Raycroft doesn't get much help from his team, as frequent power plays makes it rough. (AP)
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    Scoring Summary
    no goals scored
    8:05Power Play - Jiri Novotny - Assists: Thomas Vanek and Brian Campbell
    14:58Power Play - Derek Roy - Assists: Adam Mair and Michael Ryan
    18:08Power Play - Daniel Paille - Assist: Dmitri Kalinin
    14:14Power Play - Michael Ryan - Assists: Paul Gaustad and Nathan Paetsch
    Penalty Summary
    2:06Andrej Sekera: holding - minor
    4:36Jiri Tlusty: goaltender interference - minor
    11:21Pavel Kubina: boarding - minor
    15:34: too many men - minor
    17:23Staffan Kronwall: holding - minor
    18:42Michael Ryan: slashing - minor
    4:27Chris Thorburn: fighting - major
    4:27Ben Ondrus: fighting - major
    6:32Adam Mair: hooking - minor
    7:22Bryan McCabe: tripping - minor
    7:55Jiri Tlusty: hooking - minor
    12:03Jay Harrison: holding - minor
    13:18Ben Ondrus: slashing - minor
    16:20: too many men - minor
    17:18Alexander Steen: delay-of-game - minor
    18:37Paul Gaustad: interference - minor
    4:07Paul Gaustad: roughing - minor
    4:07Mark Mancari: fighting - major
    4:07Bryan McCabe: interference - minor
    4:07Darcy Tucker: fighting - major
    4:07Jay Harrison: roughing - minor
    6:43Chris Thorburn: holding - minor
    13:05Pavel Kubina: hooking - minor
    18:24Nathan Paetsch: holding - minor
    Toronto7610 23
    Buffalo9149 32
    Attendance - 18851
    Game Time - 60:00
    Referees - Greg Kimmerly, Dan Marouelli
    Line Judges - Greg Devorski, Scott Driscoll
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