NEWARK, N.J. (WIVB) - Sabres backup goalie Jhonas Enroth played well for the first time this season, but had to leave the game after getting hurt on New Jersey's game-tying goal in the third period. The Devils went on to win in a shootout, 3-2.
Enroth made a few dazzling saves in the first two periods, keeping New Jersey off the scoreboard. The Devils finally found the net twice in the third to tie the game and force overtime.
Thomas Vanek scored a power play goal in the second period to give Buffalo a 1-0 lead. It marked the second straight game the Sabres have scored on a power play - a unit that has struggled mightily this season. The goal marked Vanek's team-leading 13th of the year.
Rookie Brian Flynn scored the first goal of his NHL career in the third period to give the Sabres a 2-0 lead.
New Jersey finally got on the board with an Adam Henrique power play strike, then tied the game on a Patrick Elias score. Enroth laid out to try and stop Elias, leading to his injury. He had to be helped off the ice, heavily favoring his right leg. After the game, Enroth said he was suffering from a cramp, and should be fine.
Ryan Miller came in for the remainder of the game, but gave up a pair of goals in the shootout.
The Sabres will finish a season-long four-game road trip this Sunday at Philadelphia.
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