Sabres fall in shootout, 4-3 in Toronto
Updated: Saturday, December 28 2013, 12:14 AM EST
TORONTO (AP) - Jonathan Bernier stopped all three Sabres in the shootout to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-3 win over Buffalo on Friday night.
Matt Moulson, Tyler Ennis and Zemgus Girgensons all failed to beat Bernier.
Ryan Miller stopped Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk in the tiebreaker, but Joffrey Lupul beat him on a nifty backhand.
Steve Ott had scored with 25 seconds left in regulation with the Leafs trying to kill off a 6-on-4 skating disadvantage. Ott pounced on a rebound during a scramble and fired the puck in for his fifth goal.
Jake Gardiner, Peter Holland and Kessel scored second-period goals to put Toronto ahead 3-2.
It appeared that would be enough for the Leafs' second regulation win in 19 games (6-9-4). Toronto was coming off shootout losses to the Rangers and Red Wings.
Toronto fell behind 2-0 in the first period.