The Leafs' 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres last night was a good sight better than that atrocity of a game against the Sabres on Friday night, but I am still angry that they could have swept the Sabres in their home-and-home series if they hadn't had that ludicrous meltdown in the third period in Buffalo. It was just another example of a blown opportunity this season, one of what seems like a countless number of them. However, last night, the Leafs outskated the Sabres and even managed to chase Buffalo's brilliant goaltender, Ryan Miller, from the net in the second period. The defense, surprise of surprises, managed to almost completely shut down the deadly quick Buffalo offense and Andrew Raycroft played like a number one goalie, making big saves when called upon.
Despite this positive game, the Leafs are going to be hard pressed to make the playoffs with seven games left in their season. They are two points out of the final playoff spot and have the most difficult schedule of all the teams vying for the eighth seed.