As the clock ticked down in the third period, it looked like Jhonas Enroth would be left searching for his first NHL win. With a bakers dozen left on the clock, Jochen Hecht gave the Sabres at least one point, and as the number of shooters stacked up – Tyler Ennis beats J.S. Giguere for the win.
Despite a fast start, the Toronto Maple Leafs have cooled off as of late; and continue to struggle against the Buffalo Sabres, Ryan Miller was 10/12 in the last two years, and now Jhonas Enroth is 1/1 against the cross border foes.
Probably the unsung hero of tonight’s game is defensemen Steve Montador. His play late in the game to keep the puck in the Maple Leafs end – and really his play all year has me left eating my words about him from last season – as he is quickly developing into the Buffalo Sabres best defensemen.
It’s a come from behind win, and this team is a long way from climbing back into the standings – or even in the light of their fans, but its a start.
One positive thing you can take is after sixty minutes of play – the Sabres still looked fresh, despite playing the second game of a back to back – which they will have to get use to as they have three more situations this month.
Next week they play the Devils in New Jersey on Wednesday, then jump across the river to play the Rangers at MSG. The following weekend, the Sabres play host to the hot Los Angeles Kings, and the hotter Tampa Bay Lightning. The weekend after that, its Toronto at home, and then Montreal on Saturday night at the Bell Center.
The Sabres next chance to win at home is Saturday night, November 13th, when they play host to the Washington Capitals.