Game Day: Phoenix Coyotes @ Buffalo Sabres
Still licking their wounds after surrendering yet another game-winning goal within the dying seconds of the third period, this time against the Flyers on Thursday, the Phoenix Coyotes roll into Buffalo this evening to take on the Sabres at 7:00 p.m. EST.
The 2-1 loss was their first of this roadtrip that sees them head over to Washington after the end of this game, eventually returning home to face Anaheim on Wednesday.
Buffalo is counting on Jhonas Enroth to step up in Ryan Miller's absence, as the former is expected to make his fourth start in a row tonight for the 12-7-0 Sabres. Phoenix last beat the Sabres in early 2008, and have lost five games in a row to them since then.
Quick Hits: Coyotes
♦ Taylor Pyatt plays his 700th NHL game tonight against his old club.
♦ Mikkel Boedker has two goals in his last four games. He only had one before that.
♦ Keith Yandle and Boyd Gordon combined for 9 of the Coyotes' 31 shots in the game against the Flyers. Gordon has also won 78/133 of his faceoffs.
Quick Hits: Sabres
♦ Drew Stafford, who needs two goals to make 100 in his career, scored the overtime winner against the Coyotes the last time these two teams met. Jordan Leopold had two assists.
♦ Jhonas Enroth is 7-1-0 this season with a save-percentage of .935 and a goals-against average of 1.95. Both statistics are within the top five of the league.
♦ Thomas Vanek has a six-game point streak running, as does Jason Pominville. Vanek has 24 points, good for second in the NHL.
♦ Robyn Regehr leads the Sabres in hits (50) and blocked shots (33).