Girgensons scores twice as Sabres beat Maple Leafs

Buffalo, NY ( – Zemgus Girgensons scored twice and the
Buffalo Sabres cruised past the Toronto Maple Leafs, 6-2, on Saturday.

Matt Moulson and Tyler Ennis each had one goal and two assists for the Sabres,
who snapped a five-game skid. Drew Stafford and Tyler Myers also lit the lamp.

Michal Neuvirth stopped 32-of-34 shots for Buffalo, which had allowed six
goals in each of its last three games.

David Clarkson and Phil Kessel scored for the Maple Leafs, who have lost two
in a row since a three-game winning streak. James Reimer made 29 saves.

Ennis scored on the power play at the 15:40 mark of the first period.

Girgensons tallied a shorthanded goal with 1:27 left. Brian Flynn beat Reimer
to a loose puck in the faceoff circle and passed to Girgensons, who scored
with the net open.

Stafford scored at 7:10 of the second to make it 3-0.

Clarkson got Toronto within two at 18:41 when he tipped Cody Franson’s shot
past Neuvirth.

Moulson scored 16 seconds later to make it 4-1. The Maple Leafs, however, got
a goal from Kessel with 19 seconds left in the second.

Myers and Girgensons scored in the final frame.

Game Notes

Toronto had won three straight against Buffalo … Sabres defenseman Josh
Gorges sat out with an upper-body injury … Franson has recorded a point in
seven straight games … Toronto went 0-for-4 on the power play.