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For Sabres, One Out Of Two Will Do

The Sabres are in Philadelphia this afternoon and Minnesota tomorrow night.  Lindy Ruff is playing coy again, but all signs point to Jhonas Enroth getting the start in goal today.

Buffalo (68 pts.) has four games in hand on the 7th place Rangers (72 pts.) and three on 8th place Carolina (71 pts.), so failing to overcome the Flyers today wouldn’t be a dealbreaker.  Their chances will be enhanced if Thomas Vanek and Drew Stafford can snap out of their slumps.

Given the situation, two out of four possible points this weekend for the Sabres would be a big success.  With Ryan Miller having an off game two nights ago in Carolina, and with Buffalo facing an elite team in a hostile building today, this is a great spot to use Enroth.  You save your best guy for presumably the less difficult opponent to try locking up one win out of two.

Buffalo’s Jordan Leopold and Philly’s Jeff Carter are both questionable for this one.  Game time at the Wells Fargo Center is 1:00 EST.

Extra: WGR’s Paul Hamilton reports on how Tyler Myers has used physical play to help get his overall game back in order.

Update 12:04 pm: WGR reporting on the air that Ryan Miller will start today.  Ruff threw all of the media guys a curveball.  Enroth will play tomorrow at Minnesota.

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Dave Davis has covered the Buffalo Sabres for various NHL accredited websites and newspapers since 2003.  He was the senior writer and Sabres correspondent for The Fourth Period, covered hockey for Western New York Sports and Leisure Magazine, and has had articles featured on NHL.com, FOX Sports, Yahoo Sports and in New York Sportscene.  Sabres news and notes can be found on his Twitter page.

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