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This Day in Buffalo Sports History: New man in goal

   February 15, 2011 -- Ryan Miller was not the goalie when the Sabres played the Canadiens in Montreal. This was pretty big news.

   After all, Miller had played in the previous 31 consecutive games for the Sabres.

   Jhonas Enroth was the starter this time, and he acquitted himself well. Enroth earned the win as the Sabres beat the Canadiens, 3-2.

   This one might be remembered for a 10-round shootout, with Enroth finally besting Carey Price of the Canadiens. Jochen Hecht had the winning score in the shootout. Enroth's first three wins in the NHL, then, came via the shootout.

    "I'm pretty good at shootouts but the first three wins in the NHL is pretty unique," said Enroth. "I was just trying to stay focused, do my job and stop the next one."

   Miller appeared in 66 games during the course of the 2010-11 season.

--- Budd Bailey


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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has served in a variety of roles in Buffalo sports in the past 35 years, including reporter, talk-show host, baseball announcer, public relations staffer and author. He covers the Bandits and running for The News when not working as an editor.