Tavares scores in OT, leads Maple Leafs past Sabres 2-1
TORONTO (AP) Frederik Andersen was put to the test, and the goaltender did enough to get the Toronto Maple Leafs the victory. John Tavares scored at 1:45 of overtime and picked up his 400th NHL assist, and Anderson made 29 saves as the Maple Leafs beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Saturday night.BOX SCORE: MAPLE LEAFS 2, SABRES 1 (OT)''He gave us a chance to win, especially in the third period, where we had to defend'' Tavares said. ''He made some big saves, even at the end of the second (period), too. That's why he's one of the best goalies in the league.
Sabres send under - performing Mittelstadt to AHL. The demotion to Rochester of the AHL was made Sunday, coming a day following a 3-2 overtime loss at the New York Islanders in which Mittelstadt was a healthy scratch for the third time in four games.
The Sabres have demoted 2017 first-round pick Casey Mittelstadt to the AHL, as the 21-year-old has failed to play up to expectations. Mittelstadt has failed to play up to early projections of developing into Buffalo's second-line center . He has 17 goals and 22 assists for 39 points in 114 career NHL
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres have assigned under-performing second-year center Casey Mittelstadt to the minors.
The demotion to Rochester of the AHL was made Sunday, coming a day following a 3-2 overtime loss at the New York Islanders in which Mittelstadt was a healthy scratch for the third time in four games.
The 21-year-old has four goals and five assists in 31 games this season, and limited to just a goal and an assist in his past 21. Buffalo selected the play-making center with the eighth pick in the 2017 draft following his senior year in high school.
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The Buffalo Sabres have demoted under - performing center Tage Thompson to the minors . Post to Facebook. Thompson's demotion on Thursday comes a day after Buffalo called up rookie forward Victor Olofsson. Olofsson is leading Rochester with 60 points.
Sabres demote under - performing centre Mittelstadt to minors . Andersen's 36-save performance helps power Maple Leafs past Oilers. When Joe Veleno joins the group, it seems likely the Grand Rapids centre will replace Groulx on that line making it the second unit.
He then signed with Buffalo and jumped directly to the NHL in making his Sabres debut immediately following his freshman college season at Minnesota.
Mittelstadt has failed to play up to early projections of developing into Buffalo's second-line center. He has 17 goals and 22 assists for 39 points in 114 career NHL games.
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Sabres C Eichel day to day with upper body injury .
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel has been listed as day to day with an upper body injury. Eichel practiced with the Sabres on Friday, and his status is uncertain for Saturday's game against the visiting Los Angeles Kings.The NHL's second-leading scorer was scratched 10 minutes before the start of Buffalo's 6-1 loss at Philadelphia on Thursday night after he participated in warmups.Eichel said Friday he was feeling better but provided no other specifics on the injury, other than noting it was something that has been bothering him for some time.Eichel has 24 goals and 50 points in 35 games.