If you missed Tyler Ennis' goal last night, HBIC will be happy to give you another chance to catch it here. Andrei Markov, who recently returned to the line-up for the Canadiens, found himself on the wrong end of this highlight as Ennis made him invisible before crossing up Peter Budaj. Honestly, it has been the best goal any Buffalo Sabre has scored this season, and it will join the other candidates for potential "Goal of the Year".
The knock on Ennis in his NHL career thus far is his size. It's true that he's a little guy, but he showed his best waterbug routine as he zipped and zagged around Markov before burying a goal on the forehand past Budaj. Check out these moves:
Rick Jeanneret is a legend.
Ennis's effort is one of the reasons why Buffalo is streaking towards a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference after being mired in mediocrity for the majority of the season. He zipped past Markov who had no answer for Ennis' hands and speed, and then Budaj was at Ennis' mercy.
I'll add this goal to the "Goal of the Year" candidates, and I'll review these goals later this week. I might have an early poll just to see which goal you're liking the best. Ennis' goal last night, though, has to be included in those choices.
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!