Poll: How Well Will The Buffalo Sabres Do Against the Toronto Maple Leafs This Season?

Listen up, Buffalo Sabres fans:

If last night’s tilt against the Torotno Maple Leafs doesn’t get you excited about the regular season – a wild affair that saw 74 shots fired on goal, 19 penalties

Sep 21, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Troy Bodie (40) and Buffalo Sabres right wing Patrick Kaleta (36) fight during the third period at First Niagara Center. Toronto beats Buffalo 3 to 2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

assessed, and fifteen rounds of shootout madness! – well then, you’re either

a. a zombie;

b. a ghost who is somehow reading this from beyond the grave; or

c. Kristen Stewart, the most lifeless human being on planet earth.

For the rest of us who have actual blood pumping through our veins, the crazy affair that went down in Buffalo not only makes tonight’s game in Toronto intriguing, it makes the wait that Sabres fans have to endure to see these two teams square off when it really matters seem interminable.  (The Sabres and Leafs don’t meet in the regular season until November 16th.)

Anyone in the NHL want tweak the schedule?  Pretty please?

In case you don’t remember, the Sabres and the Leafs battled four times last season, with the Sabres getting the slight edge with a 2-1-1 record.  The largest margin of victory in any game?   Two goals.  The number of overtime games?  Two.  A closely-contested series, indeed.

So – does Saturday night’s preseason match-up suggest that we may as well use a coin toss to predict the winners of the five games these two teams play against each other in 2013-2014?  Will the Buffalo Sabres turn the tables and win the season series?  Or will the Leafs continue their dominance in the W column by coming out on top far more often than the boys in blue and gold?  Vote, and explain below!

How will the Sabres do against the Maple Leafs this season?

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Topics: Buffalo Sabres, Toronto Maple Leafs

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  • John Madonia

    Please research your article.

    Sabres went 2-1-1 vs Toronto last year.

    Beat them 2-1 in Toronto
    Beat them 5-4 in buffalo in a shoot out

    Lost 3-1 in Toronto
    Lost 4-3 in ot with a second left in buffalo.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Yep – I flipped a score in my brain last night and have corrected it! Late night writing: not a good idea! Sorry, but thanks for pointing it out!

  • erico

    depends… On paper we may have the advantage. last night we filled our lineup with rookies and agitators. We played that well against Kessel, Phaneuf and Reimer(currently listed as their main goalie). I say the leafs won last nights game by luck. Both goals scored in the 3rd were lucky bounces and deflections

  • Kevin

    hard to predict anything between when these two teams hit the ice. I will however say they will all be close – could go either way – games

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