After running out to a 3-0 lead on 3 power play goals, the Sabres sat back and thought winning was going to come easy.
Well the win still came, but a difficult third period was in order as a motivated Toronto team tried crawling back into the game. Late in the third the Maple Leafs poured it on and almost came back to win – the Sabres allowed close to, if not making it to 50 shots tonight, and Ryan Miller was there for all but two – increasing his stature as a possible candidate for the Hart Memorial.
Tyler Myers scored two power play goals 9he only had 4 shots on net!) and logged more ice time than most 19 year old kids do in the NHL. The simple equation is adding up here, Calder + Norris = Tyler Myers. Now he probably won’t win the Norris trophy, a deep tradition for that award is reputation. To even be considered for that award would be huge, and would almost guarantee him to win it in future years.
The Sabres are still unbeaten when leading after two, now 17-0. The New Jersey Devils were losing 3-0 when the lights went out in the Arena – if that game continues in TB’s favor, the Sabres are now just one point out of the first place spot in the East.
Toronto has to continue to shake their heads when they play Buffalo, they are now winless in their last contests against the Sabres. Against the league they are now 1-8 in their last nine games.
No time for the team to dwell on this win or to celebrate Tyler Myers two goal three point game – Colorado rolls into town tomorrow night for one last home game before the Sabres head out West.