I saved the most obvious strength the Sabres have displayed this season for last because . . . well, because it’s too obvious to start with, and that’s just no fun!
Did you know that the Sabres have given up the most shots in the NHL, to the tune of 242 shots on goal so far in just 7 games? They are in first by by 25 shots! They are outshot by an average of almost 10 shots per game. Yet the Sabres have lost five out of their seven games by just one goal – that’s astonishing. Even more astonishing is that Ryan Miller (.941 save percentage) and Jhonas Enroth (.909) both rank among the top 25 goalies in the NHL in terms of save percentage AND goals allowed. I know Miller had a tough season last year, and virtually no one is looking forward to seeing Enroth become the starter . . . but right now, no Sabres fan has a legitimate complaint about either one of these guys. Buffalo’s goalies are the biggest reason the Sabres have been in so many 1-goal contests, and are the best thing going for this team right now.
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