A combination of bad luck and shaky goaltending contributed to the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 loss in Toronto on Tuesday night.  The Sabres were up 2-0 on goals by Kyle Okposo and Evander Kane when the Leafs began their comeback 32 seconds into the second period when they scored the first of four straight goals.

The Leafs beat starting goaltender Robin Lehner when a shot bounced off of defenseman Jake McCabe into the Buffalo net to cut the Buffalo lead in half, then later tied it on sharp angle shot that Lehner should have stopped, but it trickled into the net.  Just over a minute after that three Sabres got caught behind the net when rookie Auston Matthews scored the go-ahead goal.

That third Toronto goal led to the benching of Lehner while Anders Nillson took over in net.  And it was Nillson who took the loss when he allowed the Leafs a power play goal  on a shot he failed to cover at the side of the net.

Will Carrier brought the Sabres to within a goal late in the game but that's as close as they would come.

The Sabres should take note of the strategy that the Leafs use......they shoot the puck; from all angles, all over the ice and it works for them.  Three of the Toronto goals came on bad angle shots and they went in.  The Sabres meanwhile look for the perfect shot and sometimes it never comes.  They put themselves in position to take shots and don't take them.  You can't score if you don't shoot.

The Sabres are off until Friday when they host the Detroit Red Wings, then travel to Montreal on Saturday to face the Canadiens.

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