Since I was listening to the game, it was intense, and I think my heart skipped a beat b/c of the intesityTORONTO (AP) -Daniel Briere, Ales Kotalik and Chris Drury had a goal and assist each, and the Buffalo Sabres held on for a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
Dmitri Kalinin also scored for the Sabres, who avoided their first three-game losing skid of the season. Buffalo leads the NHL with 63 points, one more than idle Anaheim and 19 ahead of Northeast Division-rival Toronto.
Carlo Colaiacovo, Alex Steen and Pavel Kubina scored for the Maple Leafs, who won 10-2 over Boston on Thursday. Toronto is 0-4 this season in games following victories with at least a four-goal margin.
Kubina - who signed a four-year, $20 million contract in the offseason - scored his first goal with Toronto on the power play at 15:28 of the third to cut the Maple Leafs' deficit to 4-3.
Toronto called a timeout with 1:18 left, but Jeff O'Neill received a late penalty.
The horn to signify a goal went off in the final seconds, but Toronto's John Pohl hit the side of the net despite shooting at a wide-open goal.