Sabres lose to Toronto, 4-3 in a shootout
Updated: Friday, January 17 2014, 11:06 PM EST
TORONTO (AP) - Tyler Bozak scored the clinching goal in the third round of the shootout and the Toronto Maple Leafs won their third straight game with a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.
James van Riemsdyk, Joffrey Lupul and Bozak scored in the shootout for Toronto.
Matt Moulson scored in the first round for Buffalo, but James Reimer stopped Cody Hodgson after Lupul tallied in the second, setting up Bozak's winner.
Phil Kessel, Nikolai Kulemin and Morgan Rielly scored in regulation for the Leafs, while Matt Ellis, Moulson and Hodgson had goals for the Sabres.
Toronto earned its league-leading ninth shootout victory in its 13th shootout.
Reimer stopped 27 shots in regulation and overtime, while U.S. Olympic goaltender Ryan Miller made 36 saves for the Sabres.