Friday, 28 November 2014

Tyler Ennis Magic

There is no one that will deny that the Buffalo Sabres have struggled this year with their patchwork lineup. They have some bright spots and they play hard, but they simply don't have the talent on paper to match up with the NHL's best most nights. On those few select nights where the star align, the Buffalo Sabres do the unthinkable and play extremely disciplined hockey in following their systems and making good on their chances. And there are nights where all it takes is a little dumb luck to earn the win. Tyler Ennis showed that a little magic comes in handy sometimes as well.

I'm not sure the Montreal Canadiens appreciated Ennis' magic act tonight, but Ennis helped the Sabres down the Canadiens by a 2-1 score on this incredible goal.
That is some amazing stick work and concentration from the shifty centerman. It looks like he runs out of real estate as he cuts in on Price, manages to kick the puck through what little opening there was, and then recovers just long enough to be able to get his stick on the puck for a backhander. Ennis showed no give-up on that play, and he helped the Sabres to the victory tonight.

The Sabres need more guys playing over their heads this season if they want to make a run at the playoffs. For a team that everyone assumed might just tank this season, it looks like the Sabres have some fight in them over the last few weeks, and Tyler Ennis embodied that fight tonight.

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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