It's one thing if you're a Toronto Maple Leafs fan, quite another if you're a fan of the Buffalo Sabres. The Maple Leafs scored three goals in a span of only 43 seconds Monday night early in the first period and for all intents and purposes the game was over. The Leafs went on to beat the Sabres 4-2, but the final score doesn't indicate how lopsided the game actually was.
Embarrassing. The Buffalo Sabres just weren't ready to play against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night and it cost them. The Leafs scored three straight goals in a span of just 43 seconds early in the first period and the Sabres never recovered in a 4-2 loss.
For the sixth year in a row the Buffalo Sabres won't be going to the playoffs, but it sure felt like a playoff atmosphere Saturday night at KeyBank Center when the Sabres hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs. And it sounded as if there were as many Leafs fans as Sabres fans in the building with equally loud chants of "Let's Go Buffalo" and "Go Leafs, Go".