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Buffalo 5, Toronto 2
When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
Referees: Ghislain Hebert, Corey Syvret
Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso, Scott Cherrey
Attendance: 18393

Rasmus Dahlin and Rasmus Asplund each had a goal and an assist and the visiting Buffalo Sabres defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Tuesday night.

Kyle Okposo, Tage Thompson and Jeff Skinner also scored for the Sabres (27-37-11, 65 points), who took the season series from the Maple Leafs, 3-1.

Alex Tuch and Victor Olofsson each added two assists as Buffalo completed a four-game road trip with one win and three losses. Craig Anderson made 24 saves for the Sabres.

Timothy Liljegren and Alexander Kerfoot scored for the Maple Leafs (47-20-6, 100 points), who had won their two previous games and seven of eight. Morgan Rielly added two assists. Erik Kallgren stopped 23 shots.

Okposo scored his 19th goal of the season at 7:25 of the first period. His shot from the right circle came on a pass from Olofsson during a power play. Rielly was off for high-sticking.

Toronto led 7-6 in shots on goal after one period.

Liljegren tied the game with his fourth goal of the season, at 2:09 of the second period. William Nylander's wide shot banked off the end boards to Liljegren, who shot a 14-footer that deflected in off Anderson's pads.

Buffalo regained the lead on a power play when Thompson scored his 33rd of the season, at 9:11 of the second, on a 22-foot wrist shot. Tuch's pass set up Thompson in the slot with Mitchell Marner off for tripping.

Buffalo had an 18-16 advantage in shots on goal after the second period.

Skinner scored his 31st of the season from the slot at 4:09 of the third, completing a passing play with Tuch and Thompson.

Dahlin scored his 10th of the season at 5:43 of the third. He tallied from the right circle on a pass from Olofsson.

Kerfoot's 13th goal of the season squeezed over the line at 8:53 of the third. Asplund scored his seventh goal of the season at 17:42 of the third into an empty net.

Ondrej Palat (concussion) and Jake Muzzin (undisclosed) were out for Toronto.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Buffalo   Toronto
Rasmus Asplund 2 Points Morgan Rielly 2
Rasmus Asplund 1 Goals Alexander Kerfoot 1
Victor Olofsson 2 Assists Morgan Rielly 2
Kyle Okposo 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Craig Anderson .923 Save Percentage Erik Kallgren .852
Craig Anderson 24 Saves Erik Kallgren 23
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Buffalo 28 5 2-4 5-5 10 19
Toronto 26 2 0-5 2-4 8 42
Upcoming Games
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Washington. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .646 after a win and .640 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Sabres have a W/L % of .370 after a win and .354 after a loss.