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Enroth giving Sabres good dilemma in goal

By Mike Harrington

The Sabres are off today and will return to practice Tuesday morning before heading to Boston for Wednesday night's game against the Bruins. 

Interim coach Ron Rolston has a very interesting decision on his hands when it comes to his goaltending. Jhonas Enroth pitched a shutout Saturday against the Flyers and came back Sunday to backstop the 3-1 win over Tampa Bay.

Enroth is red-hot right now -- 4-0-1 in his last five starts with a 1.37 goals-against average and .958 save percentage. The Sabres basically have to win their last five games to have any shot of the playoffs, so how do you take him out now?

But that, of course, has heavy implications for Ryan Miller. THREE straight starts for someone other than Miller when he's been healthy? Starting Enroth Sunday was no message for Miller going forward. It was simply a reward for Saturday's shutout. Starting Enroth Wednesday. ... Well, that could be construed as something else entirely.

It's not like Miller has been bad of late at all (3-2, 2.54, .924 in April). And he's been good against the Bruins both this year (2-2, 2.53, .930) and in his career (24-8-7, 2.53, .919). 

Enroth hasn't played Boston this year and his career numbers against the B's are ugly (0-3-2, 4.00, .888). 

Interesting call coming. What's your call?

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Jhonas Enroth | Ron Rolston | Ryan Miller
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Mike Harrington

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Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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