The Buffalo Sabres, continuing to slide, took on the Montreal Canadiens tonight, falling 3-2 despite out-shooting and out-hitting the Habs, 25-19 in shots, and 46-26 in hits.
Tonights Three Stars of the game are:
Third Star: Jhonas Enroth- Enroth was 16-19 in shots tonight against the Canadiens, taking his first loss against Montreal in his career. Looking very solid in net and showing to be a capable backup when Miller needs rest. Enroth is looking for that win to restart his season and tonight was a good start as he constantly kept Buffalo in tonights game. Nolan has put his faith in Enroth and he has been delivering, maybe not in wins but in confidence and game-like situations, much like tonight.
Second Star: Tyler Ennis- The Tyler Ennis of late has been impressing me and a lot of other people with his play in the last few games. His numbers may not show it, but he has been a workhorse of the Sabres ever since Nolan took over. Standing at second in points for the Sabres with 12 points (6 G, 6 A), Ennis is beginning to bloom and at the right time it seems. Notching a goal and an assist in tonights game, Buffalo is beginning to see more of a value from Ennis than in previous seasons.
First Star: Zemgus Girgensons- What a goal eh? Girgensons showed the Montreal crowd just what he is capable of if he is put in the spot to do just that. With 14:22 of total time on ice, his goal at the 4:04 mark broke what was a 27-game drought was just simply beautiful. He made P.K. Subban look lost on that whole play and also managed to fool Carey Price, what more could you ask for? With Grigorenko heading out to Russia, it’s time for Girgensons to get a crack at trying to acclimate to the NHL more than what he has done already. If tonight was any indication of what is to come from the 19-year old, then let’s sit back and enjoy what will come!
Buffalo returns to action Tuesday at 7PM when the Ottawa Senators come into town!