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Maple Leafs go to another shootout, Bozak clinches 4-3 win over Sabres in 3rd round

  • Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly celebrates his goal against the Buffalo Sabres during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

    Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly celebrates his goal against the Buffalo Sabres during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)  (The Associated Press)

  • Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Carl Gunnarsson, left, reacts after Maple Leafs forward Nikolai Kulemin, right, celebrates his goal against the Buffalo Sabres during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

    Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Carl Gunnarsson, left, reacts after Maple Leafs forward Nikolai Kulemin, right, celebrates his goal against the Buffalo Sabres during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)  (The Associated Press)

  • Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller gets scored on as Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson, left, looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

    Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller gets scored on as Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson, left, looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)  (The Associated Press)

Tyler Bozak scored the clinching goal in the third round of the shootout and the Toronto Maple Leafs won their third straight game with a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.

James van Riemsdyk, Joffrey Lupul and Bozak scored in the shootout for Toronto.

Matt Moulson scored in the first round for Buffalo, but James Reimer stopped Cody Hodgson after Lupul tallied in the second, setting up Bozak's winner.

Phil Kessel, Nikolai Kulemin and Morgan Rielly scored in regulation for the Leafs, while Matt Ellis, Moulson and Hodgson had goals for the Sabres.

Toronto earned its league-leading ninth shootout victory in its 13th shootout.

Reimer stopped 27 shots in regulation and overtime, while U.S. Olympic goaltender Ryan Miller made 36 saves for the Sabres.