Tyler Ennis did what he was supposed to do.
He went to the net, created traffic, but unfortunately instead of deflecting a goal in, he stopped it. Of course, some still think it went in, but doesn’t show as such because of the angle of the camera above the net. Until we have cameras IN the goalposts, there’ll never be a better angle, so we live with it. Unfortunately for the Tiny Tyler, he followed up that ‘save’ with a high-sticking penalty in OT, and the Avs capitalized for the game-winner (4-3). Both Budaj and Miller had stretches of spectacular saves, sandwiched around a goal or two that made you roll your eyes.
The game was definitely a spiritual successor to the Bruins game from the other night, defense optional. I don’t think there was one d-man that was really any good, Montador got a goal from a bad angle thanks to Budaj brain-farting on the shot. Thomas Vanek scored on a 4-min power play (yay!), but then the team gave it right back by allowing a shorty after that (boo!). Hecht scored, Vanek had 1G, 1A, and Drew Stafford had 2 assists.
Buffalo travels to San Jose for a game tomorrow, a painful 10:30pm start.