January 29, 2013
Frattin's second goal gives Leafs OT win over Sabres

Matt Frattin scores the overtime winner versus the Buffalo Sabres to lift the Leafs to a 4-3 win. (Reuters)

BUFFALO - Finally.

About time.

What took you so long?

Yes, it’s true — a trip down the QEW actually became a memorable journey for the Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.

For just the second time since December 2008, the Leafs beat the Buffalo Sabres at the First Niagara Center, ending a two-game skid with a 4-3 victory in overtime.

The hero was Matt Frattin, who lifted the puck over Ryan Miller with less than one second remaining in overtime. It was the second goal of the game for Frattin.

The Leafs had won just once in their previous 12 visits to Buffalo.

Just as heroic was goalie James Reimer, who finished with 29 saves. It’s clear Reimer is back on his game.

Toronto had the best scoring chance in overtime when Mike Kostka blasted a shot from the point. Miller made a toe save, but Nikolai Kulemin could not pick up the rebound.