Toronto 2, Buffalo 0

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 18-19-3-2 10-9-3-2 8-10-0-0 L3
Toronto 22-15-3-2 12-5-2-2 10-10-1-0 W4

Recap

Nikolai Kulemin had a goal and an assist and Jonas Gustavsson made 32 saves for his second shutout of the season as the host Toronto Maple Leafs skated to a 2-0 triumph over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday in the opener of a home-and-home series.

Gustavsson made key saves at pivotal times, but none were bigger than when he robbed a wide open Drew Stafford with a glove save midway through the first period to keep the game scoreless.

The Maple Leafs built their 2-0 lead in the first period with goals from Kulemin and Mikhail Grabovski and cruised to their fourth straight victory.

Kulemin’s fifth goal of the season came at 8:22 on the power play and Grabovski doubled the advantage with his 13th of the campaign at 17:55 when he backhanded a shot over Ryan Miller’s glove.

Buffalo sniper Thomas Vanek left the game late in the first period after a hit from Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf.

The Sabres have lost six of their last seven games overall and seven straight on the road.

Top Game Performances

Buffalo   Toronto
N/A Points Nikolai Kulemin 2
N/A Goals Nikolai Kulemin 1
N/A Assists Nikolai Kulemin 1
N/A Power Play Goals Nikolai Kulemin 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ryan Miller .929 Save Percentage Jonas Gustavsson 1.000
Ryan Miller 26 Saves Jonas Gustavsson 32

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Buffalo 32 0 0-0 3-4 12 20
Toronto 28 2 1-4 0-0 4 25

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Toronto . The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .476 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play their next game at home against Toronto . The Sabres have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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