Buffalo at Toronto

    Maple Leafs 5, Sabres 4


    TORONTO -- Phil Kessel scored two goals to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-4 preseason victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night.

    Kessel has netted four goals in three preseason games. He also had another that was incorrectly waved off in overtime on Friday. He has quickly found chemistry with linemates Tyler Bozak and Kris Versteeg.

    The Toronto lineup that dressed Monday was quite similar to the one that will take the ice for the regular-season opener on Oct. 7 against Montreal.

    Nikolai Kulemin also had two goals, and Christian Hanson added one for Toronto (3-2-1).

    Nathan Gerbe scored twice, and Drew Stafford and Jordan Leopold also had goals for the Sabres (1-1-0).

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    Scoring Summary
    1st Period
    4:00Power Play - Drew Stafford - Assists: Derek Roy and Jordan Leopold
    5:45Power Play - Phil Kessel - Assists: Dion Phaneuf and Kris Versteeg
    14:53Phil Kessel - Assists: Tyler Bozak and Kris Versteeg
    2nd Period
    3:38Power Play - Nathan Gerbe - Assists: Derek Roy and Drew Stafford
    8:36Nikolai Kulemin - Assists: Mikhail Grabovski and Clarke MacArthur
    15:11Jordan Leopold - Assists: Drew Stafford and Derek Roy
    3rd Period
    9:55Christian Hanson - Assists: Colton Orr and Dion Phaneuf
    11:00Nikolai Kulemin - Assists: Clarke MacArthur and Mikhail Grabovski
    12:08Nathan Gerbe
    Penalty Summary
    1st Period
    3:30too many men - minor
    5:00Andrej Sekera: delay-of-game - minor
    2nd Period
    2:10Mike Komisarek: tripping - minor
    17:18Paul Gaustad: roughing - minor
    17:18Colton Orr: goaltender interference - minor
    17:18Colton Orr: roughing - minor
    3rd Period
    4:24Mikhail Grabovski: holding - minor
    Shots on Goal
    Jhonas Enroth28:39222
    Patrick Lalime30:05183
    Jonas Gustavsson60:00504
    Game Information
    Attendance - 18096
    Referees - Stephen Walkom, Stephane Auger
    Linesmen - Brad Kovachik, Steve Miller
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