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01/22/2013

Toronto Maple Leafs drop home opener.

The Leafs fresh off a road win drop their home opener to the Buffalo Sabres at the Air Canada Centre.

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Allen Lepine makes his way across Nathan Phillips Square to get to the end of the line at a function at  Nathan Phillips Square. -RICHARD LAUTENS

 

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Tom Anselmi, the President and Chief Operating Officer of MLSE greets fans outside before the Toronto Maple Leafs play their home opener against the Buffalo Sabres. -STEVE RUSSELL

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Andrew Smith has been waiting since 4 pm to watch the game on the big screen outside the Air Canada Centre. - STEVE RUSSELL

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Toronto Maple Leafs fans from left Joey Chapman , Tyler Lang, and Jake Moncada party at the ACC on the home opener. -RENE JOHNSTON

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Jo-Ann Kelly who volunteers at games arrives. -STEVE RUSSELL

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Jacob Gauthier poses for a photo before the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Buffalo Sabres - RENE JOHNSTON

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Toronto Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak sweeps the pucks from the boards during the warmup. - RENE JOHNSTON

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Toronto Maple Leafs Dion Phaneuf walks out of the tunnel to a throng of fans for warm-up. - RENE JOHNSTON

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Leafs top to bottom: James Reimer (34), Mark Fraser (45) Dion Phaneuf (3) and Colton Orr (28) stretch on the ice before the first home game of the season. - DAVID COOPER

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Toronto Maple Leafs' John-Michael Liles uses baby powder on his stick before the game. - STEVE RUSSELL

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The 48th Highlanders march out onto the ice before the game. -STEVE RUSSELL

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Anthem singer Scotty Newlands belts out "Oh Canada" in front of Darryl Sittler and Johnny Bower. -STEVE RUSSELL

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A giant Canadian flag is spread out across the arena during the national anthems in the opening ceremonies of the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Buffalo Sabres. - CARLOS OSORIO

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Toronto Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri is introducted to the crowd. -STEVE RUSSELL

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Colton Orr (28) and John Scott (32) fight in the first period. -DAVID COOPER

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Toronto Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadriand Buffalo Sabres' Tyler Ennis (63) chase a puck. -CARLOS OSORIO

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Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle instructs the team from the bench. -CARLOS OSORIO

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Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Ben Scrivens stops the puck in front of Buffalo Sabres left wing Thomas Vanek in second period action -STEVE RUSSELL

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Somewhere under this scrum is Toronto Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel. -STEVE RUSSELL

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Leafs' Mark Fraser and Sabres' Marcus Foligno scrap in the third period. -DAVID COOPER

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Leafs' Michael Kostka dives behind Ben Scrivens after the puck in the third period. -DAVID COOPER

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Toronto Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri tries to get past Buffalo Sabres' Tyler Ennis (63) in third period action. -STEVE RUSSELL

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Despite Toronto Maple Leafs' James van Riemsdyk screen Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller shuts the door in the third period. -CARLOS OSORIO

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Despite Toronto Maple Leafs' James van Riemsdyk screen Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller shuts the door in the third period. -STEVE RUSSELL

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Toronto Maple Leafs left winger James van Riemsdyk is set flying in front of Christian Ehrhoff, John Scott and Ryan Miller. -STEVE RUSSELL

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Leafs' Nazem Kadri gets the Leafs first goal late in the third period. -DAVID COOPER

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Toronto Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri celebrates his goal. -CARLOS OSORIO

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Joffrey Lupul's celebrates what he thought was the game tying goal late in third period. The goal was waved off.  -STEVE RUSSELL

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Fans are disappointed after the tying Joffrey Lupul goal was disallowed. -CARLOS OSORIO

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Toronto Maple Leafs brass (left to right) VP of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin, Assistant General Manager Claude Loiselle, Special Advisor Cliff Fletcher and new General Manager Dave Nonis watch the dying seconds of the third period with the Leafs down 2-1. -CARLOS OSORIO

 

 

 

 

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nice sports photo!

Great job. Love the blue color in the high quality photos. Seems really fun.Enjoy!

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