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NHL roundup: Maple Leafs bring down Sabres

James van Riemsdyk scored two goals to lead the Maple Leafs past the Buffalo Sabres, 3-1, in Toronto Thursday night, spoiling the NHL head coaching debut of Ron Rolston.

Rolston, who until Wednesday was the head coach of the AHL’s Rochester Americans, was hired as the Sabres interim coach following the club’s decision to fire Lindy Ruff. Ruff, who also played 10 seasons for Buffalo, had been behind the club’s bench since 1997 and was the NHL’s longest-tenured head coach.

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