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Pregame update: Enroth to start in goal

IMG_0301CHICAGO -- Jhonas Enroth has led the Sabres on to the ice at the United Center (left, view from The News seat) and will start in goal tonight against the Blackhawks against Corey Crawford.

The game, remember, is a 7:30 start and you Time Warner blackoutees can watch on NBC Sports Network. No MSG for tonight.

Enroth is 8-8-3 with a 2.42 goals against and .924 save percentage (Ryan Miller is 11-13-2,  3.12, .898). In his last four games, including Monday's relief outing in Detroit, Enroth is 0-1-2 but has a 1.90 GAA and .949 save percentage.

"He went through a tough stretch and I asked him what was different," coach Lindy Ruff told me today during his pregame session with the Buffalo media. "He said he's battled harder. ... If you look at his last couple starts especially, pucks aren't going through him. When he was struggling, he had some go in under the arm, some long-range ones going in. When a goalie struggles, pucks tend to go through  you. When they're playing well, they seal pretty good and he's doing a good job of that."

Ruff said Patrick Kaleta, who missed practice Tuesday with the flu, is OK and will play tonight. Cody McCormick and Joe Finley are expected to be the healthy scratches, although McCormick is on the ice for warmups.

---Mike Harrington
(www.twitter.com/bnharrington) 

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Mike Harrington

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