Sheldon Keefe was a winner in his home coaching debut at Scotiabank Arena.
John Tavares made sure of that in overtime with a terrific wrist shot as the Maple Leafs beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Saturday night, splitting their home-and-home series.
William Nylander scored for the Leafs in the second period, and Toronto has now scored first in four of five games under Keefe. They also won the second of back-to-back games for the first time this season.
The Leafs are 4-1-0 under Keefe. The first four games came on the road, with Keefe replacing Mike Babcock two games into a six-game road trip.
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