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Game after Miller hit, Enroth interfered with

Posted on: November 15, 2011 9:50 am
Edited on: November 15, 2011 10:22 am
 

By Brian Stubits

Both before and after it was announced that Milan Lucic wouldn't be suspended for his hit on Ryan Miller on Saturday night, Sabres coach Lindy Ruff prophesized that no suspension would signal it's open season on goalies. Brendan Shanahan called the comment irresponsible.

So naturally, the Sabres had themselves another run-in, so to speak, in their first game with Miller out due to a concussion.

In overtime of Buffalo's 3-2 shootout win over the Canadiens on Monday night, Habs forward Erik Cole made a somewhat reckless play and side-swiped Jhonas Enroth as he skated through the crease.

Normally, this would be nothing to write about. But the game after they lost their starting goaltender and then were hammered for failing to respond? Funny how the fates tempt sometimes. The result of this particular play was nothing more than a two-minute minor for Cole for goaltender interference (of course, Lucic was just given a two-minute minor as well).

After the game Paul Gaustad, who admitted that he and his team should have done more to the Bruins after the Miller incident in Boston, said that moment is something they are now trying to use as a galvanizing moment, saying they are full behind Miller and learned from their mistake.

In the end, this was a pretty minor happenstance, but anytime a Sabres goalie is even sneezed on it right now, it's under a microscope.

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Comments

Since: May 26, 2009
Posted on: November 15, 2011 4:23 pm
 

Game after Miller hit, Enroth interfered with

What smaller guys? Just because a guy turtles in a fight doesn't mean they are smaller. Nice team you have in Buffalo showed a lot of heart and toughness in doing nothing. Nov. 23rd will be the same thing, Buff will talk tough and no one will do anything



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: November 15, 2011 1:47 pm
 

Game after Miller hit, Enroth interfered with

Fact of the matter is Cole's was probably a worse offense, but Cole is not a know d-bag that only fights smaller guys.   


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