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."