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Anders Lindback's huge OT glove save leaves Leo Komarov shaking his head

It may have been a battle of the basement, but don't tell Buffalo's Anders Lindback that. In overtime, Lindback made a huge glove save on Maple Leafs winger Leo Komarov. Toronto did, however, go on to win the game 4-3 in a shootout thanks to a Tyler Bozak goal.
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Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray may have brought goaltender Anders Lindback aboard simply as a warm body to play between the pipes, but with the Sabres season all but over, it doesn't mean Lindback isn't still trying to show Murray a thing or two.

In overtime of Wednesday's game between two of the Eastern Conference's bottom-feeding teams, the Maple Leafs and Sabres, Lindback made a glove stop that was equal parts stellar positioning and lighting fast reflexes. With less than two minutes left in the extra frame, Leo Komarov drove the net and tipped a pass from Richard Panik towards Lindback. It looked like a surefire goal until Lindback windmilled his glove hand to stop the redirection.

The save was one of 31 on the night for Lindback. It was nearly enough for the victory, but Toronto's Tyler Bozak snapped a wristshot past Lindback in the shootout to secure a victory for the Maple Leafs. With the loss, the Sabres dropped their fifth game in a row and remained three points below the Edmonton Oilers for last in the NHL.

With the loss, Buffalo now sits 16 points ahead of Toronto for 30th overall and a 100 percent shot at either Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel. It was, however, only Toronto's fourth victory in their last 26 games.

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