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Enroth, Sabres blank Hurricanes

Nov 19, 2011 - 3:12 AM
Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Jhonas Enroth rebounded from a subpar performance in his last outing to backstop the Buffalo Sabres to a 1-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes at the RBC Center.

Enroth recorded 14 of his 34 saves in the third period Friday night for Buffalo, which has won six of its last eight games. The diminutive Swede, who notched his second career shutout, was pulled Wednesday against New Jersey after surrendering five goals on 19 shots.

Brian Boucher made 19 saves for the Hurricanes, who were blanked for the second straight game. Carolina has lost three in a row and seven of eight overall.

"This was a really good effort tonight. This is something to build off of," Boucher said. "If we play like that, I think we're going to win more games than we lose."

The game's lone tally belonged to Buffalo captain Jason Pominville and it came on a power play in the first period. Brad Boyes moved the puck to Thomas Vanek behind the Carolina net. Vanek quickly threw the puck out front and it deflected on goal. Boucher made the first save, but Pominville crashed the crease and buried the rebound at 13:04.

Carolina had a 12-4 shot advantage in the second period, but couldn't solve Enroth.

Buffalo killed a penalty with under five minutes to go in the third period to preserve the win.

Game Notes

The Sabres improved to 7-2-0 on the road this season...Buffalo forward Derek Roy had registered at least one point in each of his past six games against the Hurricanes.