TORONTO — An array of fighting majors and 10-minute misconducts left the benches bare at the end of the Toronto Maple Leafs' 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night.
Phil Kessel scored his first two goals of the preseason and was the flashpoint of the fighting at 10:01 of the third when he was targeted by the Sabres' John Scott.
Kessel backed away from Scott while twice swinging his stick at the Sabres' tough guy before some of his teammates jumped in.
That precipitated a line brawl with the Leafs' David Clarkson jumping off the bench to join the fray, and a goalie fight between Buffalo's Ryan Miller and Toronto's Jonathan Bernier.
Clarkson is subject to an automatic 10-game suspension in the regular season.
Josh Leivo had the winner for the Leafs, who also got goals from Trevor Smith and Jake Gardiner. Nikita Zadorov, Jamie McBain and Corey Tropp scored for Buffalo.