Monday, April 4, 2011

Two Plays From Last Nights Big Win

Jhonas Enroth came up big once again for the Sabres in last night's 2-1 OT win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

At one point, Enroth was troubled by his mask to the point where he just threw it off so he could see. The right-pad save he made on the Hurricanes, Jussi Joikinen, was solid as he held his ground.  With Jokinen pounding at the pad in comes Sabres forward Cody McCormick to just level the 'Cane's forward. McCormick blasted him so hard he was driven right into Hurricanes defenseman, Joni Pitkanen, who also went down on the play. (Rick Jeannerete's call on the play is priceless)


That was one of many big saves by Enroth, and it came at a point with the Sabres up 1-0.  The player who scored the goal for the Sabres was much maligned defenseman, Chris Butler. 

The goal actually began with him taking a big hit into the boards from Jokinen. He bounces back into the play after that, even giving a pretty stiff cross-check to Hurricanes Captain, Eric Staal who was at the side of the crease, then joins the rush.

With the three Canes forwards caught deep, Butler fills the right wing and positions himself for a pass. Drew Stafford whips it cross-ice, a little behind Butler and he corrals it sending a wicked wrister that just blew by goalie, Cam Ward and blasted the water bottle:

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