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ENROTH STARTING IS ONLY CHANGE FOR SABRES

Saturday, 11.30.2013 / 6:18 PM
By Chris Ryndak - Sabres.com / THE MORNING SKATE
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ENROTH STARTING IS ONLY CHANGE FOR SABRES

NEWARK, N.J. – After an emotional overtime victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Buffalo Sabres will stick with the same lineup against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday with one exception. Jhonas Enroth will start in goal.

“It’s one of those things where you have to have a reward system,” Sabres interim coach Ted Nolan said at Prudential Center. “We were planning on So-And-So taking So-And-So’s spot, but So-And-So played pretty well, so we can’t do that.”

Nolan said he would like to harness some of the energy his club had against Toronto for the game in New Jersey.

“We had a certain spirit last night to the game,” he said. “I think whatever you do for a living, if you have that spirit and you play with a certain amount of energy, good things happen.”

However, they’ll have to be careful against a Devils team that has a reputation for capitalizing on other team’s mistakes.

“The one thing I’ve always preached when I was going against this team before, it you have to have patience,” Nolan said. “They’re a very patient club. They’ve been like this for years and years and once you try to do something out of the ordinary, that’s when they make you pay for it. So patience is a virtue tonight.”

Nolan also said that the Sabres had planned to call right wing Patrick Kaleta up from the Rochester Americans this week, but a long-term injury Kaleta sustained on Friday will prevent them from doing so.

Nolan said that the injury could end Kaleta’s season, but they’ll know more on Sunday.

“We were going to bring him up. We were going to bring him up after the weekend. We already spoke to him. It was in the works,” Nolan said. “We had to get him back here. He wasn’t playing. He needed him to get some more games and unfortunately that happened. But we were definitely going to bring him back.”


26 Matt Moulson – 19 Cody Hodgson – 21 Drew Stafford .
9 Steve Ott – 23 Ville Leino – 27 Matt D’Agostini
72 Luke Adam – 63 Tyler Ennis – 28 Zemgus Girgensons
32 John Scott – 65 Brian Flynn – 82 Marcus Foligno

10 Christian Ehrhoff – 52 Alexander Sulzer
20 Henrik Tallinder – 57 Tyler Myers
6 Mike Weber – 3 Mark Pysyk

1 Jhonas Enroth
30 Ryan Miller

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82