Sabres rally for 4-3 victory over Leafs

Buffalo Sabres' centre Sam Reinhart (23) celebrates his game winning over time shootout goal on Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Garret Sparks in NHL action in Toronto on Monday, March 7, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

TORONTO (AP) — Sam Reinhart scored in the shootout and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Monday night.

Jack Eichel and Evander Kane scored less than four minutes apart in the third period to bring the Sabres back from a 3-1 deficit. It was the 22nd loss in the past 27 games for the league-worst Leafs and fifth straight one-goal defeat.

For Buffalo, the victory snapped a string of six straight shootout losses.

Rookie Zach Hyman scored his first career NHL goal for Toronto, and Leo Komarov and Brad Boyes also scored.

Mark Pysyk had the other Buffalo goal, and Chad Johnson stopped 30 of 33 shots.

Garret Sparks made 24 saves for the Leafs, who remain last in the NHL with 53 points. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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