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A chance to KO the Leafs? 'No better feeling'

TORONTO -- The Maple Leafs have skated out of their last two meetings with the Sabres feeling pretty good, with good reason. Buffalo's usual punching bag has counterpunched well in the past two, earning victories for a two-game winning streak.

If the Sabres end their slide against Toronto tonight, they can basically end Toronto's season.

A regulation win would give Buffalo 87 points and a nine-point lead in the Eastern Conference standings over the Leafs, who have just 10 points left to get after tonight.

"We hate losing to these guys," Sabres forward Jason Pominville said. "We just don’t like them. Every time we play them it seems like it brings the best out of both teams.

"We have an opportunity tonight to kind of put them away, and hopefully we can do that because there would be no better feeling than to push them back and not give them that hope."

---John Vogl

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | [email protected]

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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