Nov 15, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres center Steve Ott (9) celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs with Buffalo Sabres right wing Drew Stafford (21) during the second period at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Sabres-Leafs: Fan Chatter for Grudge Match Part 2!

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Now this is more like it, Sabres fans!

The Hardest Working Team in Hockey was back, for at least one night, as the Sabres put together a true team effort to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 last night in the first of their home-and-home set with their rivals to the north.

Of course, we would all love to see the Sabres stick it to the Leafs again, to prove to us that they can get a little consistency and, more importantly, some momentum going.

Steve Ott sure had it working last night, but Cody Hodgson and Matt Moulson were not factors in last night’s game at all.  That is going to have to change if the Sabres want to win their third game in a row tonight.

There should be no doubt about this much: the Leafs are going to want to redeem themselves at home in front of their fans tonight, as Toronto currently sits in fourth place in the Atlantic Division, but only one point behind third-place Detroit.  Picking up two points is definitely the goal for the Leafs, so the Sabres should be ready to absorb whatever opening punches Toronto throws in Buffalo’s direction and then settle in for a grinder of a game.

There’s only one question I’m concerned with today: who wins?  Other than that, toss all of your thoughts and predictions into a blender and spit them out at me, either below or @theamazingMrS!  Go Sabres!!!

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