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TORONTO (AP) Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello will not return to the role next season.Team President Brendan Shanahan said Monday he was sticking to a plan that called for the 75-year-old Lamoriello to serve as GM for three years and then transition to senior adviser for four years.Shanahan said he doesn’t have a timeline for filling the GM position.”I haven’t begun that process and that’s why nobody has been named www.officialhurricanes.com ,” Shanahan said. ”My focus was on Lou and making a decision, taking a little bit of time right after the season ended to really reflect on that. So I’m just handling one thing at a time.”The Maple Leafs set franchise records for points (105) and wins (49) in the regular season, but were eliminated in seven games by the Boston Bruins in the first round of the playoffs last week. Coach Mike Babcock, Shanahan and the rest of the team expected more this year after getting back to the postseason a year ago.Auston Matthews found his scoring touch amid injury woes and goalie Frederik Andersen set a franchise record for wins in a season with 38. Among the issues for the new GM: Veteran forwards James van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak and Leo Komarov are among the players set to hit unrestricted free agency, and Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander are due big raises in the not-too-distant future.”I would like to take this opportunity to thank Lou for his tireless work over the last three years as general manager Carolina Hurricanes T-Shirts Authentic ,” Shanahan said. ”His leadership in helping establish a cultural foundation, as well as his invaluable mentorship to everyone in this organization, has been instrumental in our development.”Lamoriello won the Stanley Cup three times as GM of the New Jersey Devils. Lamoriello spent 27 seasons as Devils GM before stepping down in May 2015 and joining the Maple Leafs in their rebuilding effort. Now he will take on a new role for Toronto.”It’s an unknown,” Lamoriello said. ”I’ve never been in a situation like that. So like everything else in life, you learn as you go and make the best of it.”The Hockey Hall of Famer also served as GM of the American team that won the World Cup of Hockey in 1996. He returned to that post with USA Hockey for the 1998 Nagano Olympics.— BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel helped the Buffalo Sabres end a long drought without a winning record.Eichel, the Sabres’ 21-year-old captain Carolina Hurricanes Hoodies Authentic , scored two goals in a 4-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday.With its second straight victory, Buffalo (2-1-0) has more wins than losses for the first time since the third game of the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season.“I think we are coming together as a group,” said Eichel, who also had a goal and an assist in Buffalo’s 3-1 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday.“We are not a finished product by any means, but I think you can see the desperation in which we play with and the togetherness that we play with in the last few games.”Marco Scandella and Jason Pominville had the other goals and Carter Hutton made 35 saves for the Sabres. Hutton was coming off a 43-save performance against the Rangers.“It’s nice to get off to a good start,” said Pominville, who was part of the 2013 Sabres before being traded to the Minnesota Wild late in the season Carolina Hurricanes Hats Authentic , and returned to Buffalo in a trade prior to last season. “It’s a different vibe, different atmosphere.”Erik Haula and Jonathan Marchessault scored for the Golden Knights (1-2-0), playing the second of a five-game road trip. Haula had the winning shootout goal in Vegas’ victory at Minnesota on Saturday. Marc-Andre Fleury made 13 saves.“We weren’t mentally sharp,” Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant said. “There were mental lapses in the D-zone and a guy left wide open. You couldn’t blame Fleury on any of the goals.”The Golden Knights put more shots on goal than the Sabres in all three periods, though Gallant said they did not generate many good scoring chances.The Sabres were also outshot in each period of their win over the Rangers.“When you are winning games and not playing your best, it’s a really good sign,” Eichel said.Buffalo had only five shots on goal in the second period Custom Carolina Hurricanes Jerseys , but was able to score three times in about five minutes.“We limited them to a low number of shots, however, the shots they did get were Grade-A opportunities,” Vegas forward Max Pacioretty said. “We can’t hang our goaltender out to dry like that.”Eichel tucked a backhand around Fleury’s poke-check for his third of the season to give the Sabres a 2-0 lead five minutes into the period. Sam Reinhart slipped a pass between the skates of Vegas defenseman Deryk Engelland to set up Eichel in front of the net.The Golden Knights got on the board less than three minutes later when Haula sent a wrist shot from outside the right circle past Hutton.The Sabres responded with two goals in a 1:28 span. Scandella floated a long shot from the blue line over Fleury’s glove just 27 seconds after Vegas scored. Evan Rodrigues fed Pominville for a one-timer to make it 4-1 midway through the second.Buffalo never relinquished the lead after Rasmus Ristolainen slid the puck to Eichel for a one-timer from the left circle on a power play with 5:29 left in the first period.Marchessault scored his second of the season for Vegas on an unassisted wrist shot from the high slot with 9:13 left in the third period.NOTES: The Golden Knights are 0 for 8 on the power play through the first three games. … Vegas didn’t have its second loss until the 10th game of last season. … The Golden Knights beat the Sabres in both meetings last season, winning in overtime at home and in a shootout in Buffalo. … Sabres C Johan Larsson practiced Sunday for the first time since sustaining a lower-body injury on Sept. 26 and is nearing a return.UP NEXTVegas: Continues East Coast trip at Washington on Wednesday in a rematch of the Stanley Cup Final.Buffalo: Wraps up four-game homestand Thursday against Colorado.

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