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Poll: Which goalie will end winless skid? Sabres' Enroth (0-10-2) or Devils' Hedberg (0-6-1)?

By John Vogl

SECAUCUS, N.J. -- Someone has to win. Probably.

The goaltending matchup tonight in New Jersey could have been the Devils' Martin Brodeur, the winningest goalie in NHL history, and Ryan Miller, who has the most victories in Sabres history. But Brodeur is hurt and Miller is getting a rest after 14 straight starts.

So instead it's Buffalo's Jhonas Enroth and the Devils' Johan Hedberg. Both need to win. Desperately.

Enroth is on an 0-10-2 skid. He hasn't won since Nov. 26, 2011. In his 14 appearances since the win over Washington, Enroth has a 3.47 goals-against average and .898 save percentage.

Hedberg, meanwhile, has struggled with an 0-6-1 record in his last seven starts. He has a 3.98 GAA and .841 save percentage during the slump.

Unless one of them fails to finish the game and his backup earns the victory, it stands to reason one goalie will finally end his slump.

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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