History Will Be Made-Ennis Scores in Overtime[Video]
The Buffalo Sabres got off to a quick start last night, then slowed to a crawl. After jumping to a quick 3-0 lead early in the first period the Sabres fell asleep in the second period and allowed Philadelphia to tie the game. But Rookie Tyler Ennis who opened the scoring for Buffalo banged home the game winner for the Sabres, sending the Philly crowd home dissappointed. The win gives Buffalo a 3-2 Series lead with a chance to clinch it with a home game Easter Sunday.
Despite surrendering three goals to the Flyers in the second period, Ryan Miller played well stopping 36 of 39 shots and turning back the Flyers during a powerplay at the end of regulation. Miller has taken some criticism for his play even though he has two shutouts, but ask the Flyers what they think about the Buffalo goalie. The Flyers have been playing musical chairs with their goalies starting Bobrovsky in the first two game then Brian Boucher in the last three. But it was Boucher who looked bad allowing two Buffalo goals in the first from the red line. Who will be Philly's goalie tomorrow night remains to be seen. Michael Leighton stopped 20 of 21 shots in relief, but left a juicy rebound off Chris Butler's overtime shot that Ennis promptly deposited in the back of the net for the Sabres win.
Buffalo now control the series, despite being outplayed by the Flyers at points. Hopefully they'll get it done tomorrow. The game is on NBC with the puck dropping at 3:21. The Buffalo crowd is sure to be amped.