Red-hot Blake, Maple Leafs face Sabres

Buffalo (29-22-6) at Toronto (21-25-10), 7:00 pm EST

TORONTO (Ticker) — Jason Blake and the Toronto Maple Leafs will
try to build off an impressive period when they host the Buffalo
Sabres on Tuesday.

In the Maple Leafs’ 6-2 triumph over defending Eastern
Conference champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, Blake
netted a pair of goals in a 19-second span early in the third

Blake’s spurt sparked a five-goal period for Toronto, which has
lost seven of its previous nine meetings with the Sabres.

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The 35-year-old Blake, who leads the club with 44 points this
season, has notched 11 goals and nine assists in his last 13

Blake and the rest of his teammates did not have much success in
their last meeting with Buffalo on February 4. Thomas Vanek
notched a hat trick as the Sabres cruised to a 5-0 rout of the
Maple Leafs.

Buffalo, which has lost three of its previous four games, is
coming off a 3-0 setback to the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.