|21||TORONTO||-145||Ov 6.5,-125||-145||Ov 6.5,-130|
|22||BUFFALO||+125||Un 6.5,+105||+125||Un 6.5,+110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||21-15-0||+0.8||21-15||+0.8||17-17||3.4||33.1||3.1||33.2|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-6||1-4||-6||4-1||3.0||37.0||5.2||34.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||73||259||67||93||93||6||13||2381||10.9%||189||43||22.8%||437|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||36||123||38||40||41||4||5||1191||10.3%||105||21||20.0%||203|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||1||6||8||0||0||185||8.1%||13||3||23.1%||27|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||23||80||14||33||29||4||6||727||11.0%||60||13||21.7%||144|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||219||65||77||72||5||13||2419||9.1%||185||35||18.9%||377|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||110||32||33||41||4||5||1196||9.2%||101||18||17.8%||194|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||26||9||11||6||0||1||174||14.9%||8||0||0.0%||50|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||82||27||29||23||3||2||781||10.5%||72||15||20.8%||147|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (All Games)||54||54||1744||1601||91.8%||2||34-20||+2.1||34-20-0||0||31-20|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (Road Games)||27||27||887||815||91.9%||2||17-10||+4.1||17-10-0||+3||14-12|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (vs. Division)||17||17||555||502||90.5%||0||11-6||+1.4||11-6-0||+1||13-4|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||81||65||80.2%||1||1-3||-3.5||1-3-0||-3||3-1|
|MICHAEL HUTCHINSON (All Games)||9||8||239||212||88.7%||1||2-6||-6.8||2-6-0||-6||4-4|
|MICHAEL HUTCHINSON (Road Games)||4||3||85||73||85.9%||0||1-2||-1.5||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|MICHAEL HUTCHINSON (vs. Division)||2||2||60||53||88.3%||0||0-2||-3.4||0-2-0||-3||1-1|
|MICHAEL HUTCHINSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||118||109||92.4%||1||2-2||-0.6||2-2-0||0||0-4|
|GARRET SPARKS (All Games)||17||14||511||461||90.2%||1||7-7||-5.6||7-7-0||-6||5-8|
|GARRET SPARKS (Road Games)||9||8||275||244||88.7%||0||3-5||-4.4||3-5-0||-4||3-4|
|GARRET SPARKS (vs. Division)||7||5||195||171||87.7%||0||1-4||-6.9||1-4-0||-6||3-1|
|GARRET SPARKS (Last 4 Games)||4||2||129||114||88.4%||0||0-2||-3.5||0-2-0||-4||2-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||20-16-0||+2.7||20-16||+2.7||21-15||3.0||32.9||3.1||32.4|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-2.7||1-4||-2.7||1-3||1.2||30.0||3.4||32.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||72||200||64||63||61||12||12||2351||8.5%||211||38||18.0%||338|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||36||109||36||35||31||7||7||1186||9.2%||102||21||20.6%||178|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||6||3||1||1||1||1||150||4.0%||10||0||0.0%||10|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||22||65||22||19||21||3||2||716||9.1%||66||13||19.7%||114|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||233||57||87||80||9||17||2372||9.8%||188||35||18.6%||381|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||111||20||42||45||4||6||1166||9.5%||88||17||19.3%||184|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||2||9||6||0||1||160||10.6%||13||5||38.5%||27|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||72||16||25||27||4||5||755||9.5%||61||12||19.7%||123|
|CARTER HUTTON (All Games)||44||42||1326||1207||91.0%||1||16-26||-9.1||16-26-0||-10||21-20|
|CARTER HUTTON (Home Games)||22||21||668||614||91.9%||0||12-9||+2.6||12-9-0||+2||10-11|
|CARTER HUTTON (vs. Division)||11||10||312||284||91.0%||0||3-7||-4.4||3-7-0||-4||4-5|
|CARTER HUTTON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||148||134||90.5%||1||1-3||-1.7||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|LINUS ULLMARK (All Games)||33||30||1032||935||90.6%||2||15-15||+2.4||15-15-0||+4||18-10|
|LINUS ULLMARK (Home Games)||16||15||492||441||89.6%||1||8-7||+0.2||8-7-0||+1||11-4|
|LINUS ULLMARK (vs. Division)||13||12||439||400||91.1%||0||6-6||+0.8||6-6-0||+1||7-4|
|LINUS ULLMARK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||107||93||86.9%||0||0-4||-4.3||0-4-0||-4||2-1|
|SCOTT WEDGEWOOD (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|SCOTT WEDGEWOOD (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|SCOTT WEDGEWOOD (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: TORONTO 3.13, BUFFALO 3.24|
|2/21/2019||WASHINGTON||2-3||L||0, -180||L||6.5 ov||U|
|2/23/2019||MONTREAL||6-3||W||0, -195||W||6 ov||O|
|2/25/2019||BUFFALO||5-3||W||0, -250||W||6.5 ev||O|
|2/27/2019||EDMONTON||6-2||W||0, -245||W||6.5 ov||O|
|2/28/2019||at NY ISLANDERS||1-6||L||0, +115||L||6 ev||O|
|3/2/2019||BUFFALO||5-2||W||0, -265||W||6.5 ov||O|
|3/4/2019||at CALGARY||6-2||W||0, +110||W||6.5 ov||O|
|3/6/2019||at VANCOUVER||2-3||L||0, -210||L||6.5 ov||U|
|3/9/2019||at EDMONTON||3-2||W||0, -170||W||7 un||U|
|3/11/2019||TAMPA BAY||2-6||L||0, -110||L||6.5 ov||O|
|3/13/2019||CHICAGO||4-5||L||0, -240||L||7 ov||O|
|3/15/2019||PHILADELPHIA||7-6||W||0, -225||W||7 ev||O|
|3/16/2019||at OTTAWA||2-6||L||0, -250||L||7 un||O|
|3/19/2019||at NASHVILLE||0-3||L||0, +105||L||6.5 ov||U|
|3/20/2019||at BUFFALO|| |
|3/23/2019||NY RANGERS|| |
|3/27/2019||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|3/30/2019||at OTTAWA|| |
|2/21/2019||at TAMPA BAY||1-2||L||0, +260||L||6.5 ov||U|
|2/23/2019||WASHINGTON||5-2||W||0, +105||W||6 un||O|
|2/25/2019||at TORONTO||3-5||L||0, +210||L||6.5 ev||O|
|2/26/2019||at PHILADELPHIA||2-5||L||0, +130||L||6.5 un||O|
|3/1/2019||PITTSBURGH||4-3||W||0, +110||W||6.5 ov||O|
|3/2/2019||at TORONTO||2-5||L||0, +225||L||6.5 ov||O|
|3/4/2019||EDMONTON||3-4||L||0, -130||L||6 ov||O|
|3/7/2019||at CHICAGO||4-5||L||0, +105||L||7 ov||O|
|3/9/2019||at COLORADO||0-3||L||0, +125||L||6.5 ov||U|
|3/12/2019||DALLAS||0-2||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/14/2019||PITTSBURGH||0-5||L||0, +150||L||6.5 un||U|
|3/16/2019||at CAROLINA||2-4||L||0, +190||L||6 un||P|
|3/17/2019||ST LOUIS||4-3||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/23/2019||at MONTREAL|| |
|3/25/2019||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|3/26/2019||at OTTAWA|| |
|3/30/2019||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|TORONTO: LAST SEASON: 49-26-7, 105 points. Finished third in Atlantic Division. |
LOST to Boston Bruins in first round of playoffs.
COACH: Mike Babcock (Fourth season, 16th NHL season)
ADDED: C John Tavares, F Tyler Ennis
LOST: LW James van Riemsdyk, C Tyler Bozak, F Leo Komarov, F Matt Martin, D Roman Polak
PLAYER TO WATCH: Tavares. Even on a team with Auston Matthews, all eyes are on Tavares after the Toronto native signed a $77 million, seven-year contract to play for his hometown Leafs. He's a point-a-game playmaker, and with Matthews and Nazem Kadri following Tavares down the middle of the lineup, Toronto has arguably the best center depth in the league.
OUTLOOK: The Maple Leafs are a legitimate Stanley Cup contender for the first time in the salary-cap era that began in 2005. The goaltending of Frederik Andersen has to be on point, and the suspect defense has to perform, but Toronto should make the playoffs easily and could become the first Canadian-based team in the final since Vancouver in 2011.
|BUFFALO: LAST SEASON: 25-45-12, 62 points. Finished last in NHL standings for third time in five years.
COACH: Phil Housley (second season, second NHL season).
ADDED: LW Jeff Skinner, LW Conor Sheary, C Tage Thompson, C Patrik Berglund, C Vladimir Sobotka, rookie D Rasmus Dahlin, D Matt Hunwick, D Lawrence Pilut, G Carter Hutton.
LOST: C Ryan O'Reilly, G Robin Lehner, LW Benoit Pouliot, D Victor Antipin, D Josh Gorges, C Jordan Nolan, G Chad Johnson.
PLAYER TO WATCH: All eyes will be on Dahlin, the 18-year-old Swedish-born smooth-skating, play-making defenseman selected with the first pick in the draft. Dahlin has such potential, Hockey Hall of Fame
COACH and nine-time Stanley Cup-winner Scotty Bowman says the youngster has the potential to become the best defenseman in Sabres history. Dahlin has already roused a fan base, which jammed the Sabres 1,800-seat practice facility to see him perform during the team's rookie camp in June and a four-team prospects tournament earlier this month.
OUTLOOK: The Sabres can't get much worse than the over-priced and under-achieving squad that won three straight games just once, and endured losing streaks of four or more games seven times last season. Things became so grim, O'Reilly in April revealed he
LOST his passion for playing at times, and a losing mentality crept into the locker room. O'Reilly was traded to St. Louis in one of numerous moves GM Jason Botterill made to overhaul a roster that will feature anywhere between nine and 12 players not in the season-opening lineup a year ago. The question is how long it will take for the newcomers to find chemistry.
|Leafs look to get back on track with trip to Sabres|
When the Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Buffalo Sabres Wednesday night, there will be plenty of incentive to win for both teams.
The Maple Leafs are trying to right themselves for the playoffs after a stretch in which they have allowed 26 goals in dropping four of five games, including a 3-0 road loss to the Nashville Predators Tuesday night.
The Sabres will be trying to win two games in a row for the first time since mid-December, a stretch of 40 games. The franchise mark is 44 games without winning at least two in a row set in 1971-72.
The Sabres, who ended a seven-game losing streak Sunday with a 4-3 shootout victory over the St. Louis Blues, are 0-10-1 in their past 11 attempts to win two consecutive games.
Buffalo is about a two-hour drive from Toronto so the games between the teams already have a special atmosphere.
"The games here against the Leafs are a lot of fun to play in," Sabres right winger Kyle Okposo told the Buffalo News after practice Tuesday. "A lot of people from Toronto come down and I know we haven't beaten these guys in a while so I'm really looking forward to a great test."
The Sabres are 0-2-1 this season against the Maple Leafs and their four-game losing streak (0-3-1) against them is their longest since five straight losses in 1972.
The Sabres are 19-4-2 in their past 25 home games against the Maple Leafs, but have lost two straight. The Maple Leafs have not won three in a row in Buffalo since winning the first six meetings in Memorial Auditorium during the first two seasons after the Sabres entered the NHL in 1970.
The Maple Leafs won 4-3 in overtime in Buffalo Dec. 4 and won 5-3 and 5-2 Feb. 25 and March 2, respectively, in Toronto.
"The first game we played against them here, I thought we played a really strong game," Sabres coach Phil Housley said. "It was an up-and-down game and we were aggressive, we were on the forecheck. The last two games we played, it was just a couple little mental lapses, two- and three-minute spans."
There are similarities to this meeting to the game played in December, except that time the Sabres were the team that played games on consecutive nights starting with a 2-1 loss in Nashville Dec. 3.
"We had a hard game in Nashville the night before," Okposo said. "You always want to jump on a team playing a back-to-back, especially with travel. I don't know what it is but it seems a lot of teams have come out flying, especially if they played the night before. Maybe later in the game you wear them down. We'll have to be ready."
The Maple Leafs played better on Tuesday than they have in recent games in a grinding, playoff-style game in Nashville. Toronto held Nashville to two shots in the second period and 20 on the game, including an empty-net goal by Filip Forsberg.
"It's been a little frustrating," Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri said. "We understand the group we have, and how good we can be, and the potential we have. Stretches like this make you a better team. You want to battle some adversity at some point in the year, and you want to overcome that and make your team stronger."
--Field Level Media
|Last Updated: 8/23/2019 2:45:28 PM EST|