Sabres blanked by Maple Leafs, 3-0

Linus Ullmark and Andrew Hammond were sharp, but the Sabres can't solve Andersen or Hutchinson

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September 20, 2019 - 7:51 pm

Photo: John E. Sokolowski - USA TODAY Sports


The Buffalo Sabres dropped their second game of the 2019 preseason on Friday night, getting shut out by the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-0 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

It was a generally even first period, but it was the Leafs who came away from the first period with the lead as Andreas Johnsson was able to tap it in off a play from Kenny Agostino in front of the net.

In the second period, Linus Ullmark made a couple of remarkable saves on William Nylander, but Nylander helped Auston Matthews on the Leafs second goal of the night to carry a 2-0 lead into the third period.

Late in the third, Matt Read potted one past Sabres backup Andrew Hammond, who stepped in for Linus Ullmark at the beginning of the third period. The Sabres tested Andersen and Michael Hutchinson in goal, but they weren't able to put any pucks past them.




Goal Summary:

First Period:

TOR: 9:48 - Andreas Johnsson (1) (Kenny Agostino, Auston Matthews)

Second Period:

TOR: 12:15 - Auston Matthews (1) (William Nylander, Andreas Johnsson)

Third Period:

TOR: 9:40 - Matt Read (1) (Rasmus Sandin)


Penalty Summary:

First Period:

BUF: 8:51 - Will Borgen (Hooking - 2 min)

Second Period:

BUF: 10:06 - Curtis Lazar (Kneeing - 2 min)
TOR: 12:37 - Martin Marincin (Interference - 2 min)

Third Period:

TOR: Timothy Liljegren (Cross Check - 2 min)

Shots on Goal:

BUF: 29 (11, 13, 5)
TOR: 34 (10, 13, 11)


BUF: Linus Ullmark - 21 saves; Andrew Hammond - 10 saves
TOR: Frederik Andersen - 23 saves; Micheal Hutchinson - 5 saves

Power Plays:

BUF: 0 for 2 (0%)
TOR: 1 for 2 (50%)

Three Stars:

1.) Auston Matthews - TOR
2.) Andres Johnsson - TOR
3.) Frederik Andersen - TOR

What's next:

The Sabres return to KeyBank Center for the second half of the home-and-home weekend series with the Maple Leafs. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m. with pre-game coverage starting at 6:45 p.m. with Brian Koziol and Paul Hamilton.

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