YWG -- The Sabres' immediate schedule -- they host Carolina on Wednesday and visit Boston on Thursday -- leaves coach Lindy Ruff with tough goaltending questions.
He could continue to ride Ryan Miller, who has started 19 of the last 20 games. If he chooses to give the netminder a day off, the question becomes which game to use Jhonas Enroth.
The backup is 2-0 against the Hurricanes in his career with a 0.49 goals-against average and .986 save percentage. Carolina, though, is in 14th place and seems an easier target than Northeast Division-leading Boston. The coach could decide to run his top player out against the weaker team to ensure a two-point showing.
If Ruff does go with Enroth at home and use Miller on Thursday, he’s sending the reigning First Star of the Week into what’s sure to be a ravenous environment. The Sabres haven’t been to Boston since Nov. 12, the date of the infamous collision between Milan Lucic and Miller.
The aggressive team and crowd in Boston would no doubt salivate at the chance to torment the goalie who has beaten the Bruins twice in the last month, allowing just one goal in the process.