Saturday, November 16, 2013

Christian Ehrhoff Saves a Goal Then Scores One for Sabres

It is a dream come true for any defensemen from mites on up: Saving a goal with the goalie out of the play, then turning around and netting an empty netter to seal a victory. That is what happened at the first Niagara Center in Buffalo last night, as the Sabres and Christian Ehrhoff ushered in the second Ted Nolan era with an inspired effort to take out the Leafs, 3-1.

“Nice finally to make a save for Millsie,” Ehrhoff said after the game. “He’s got so many saves for us. That’s just a lot of desperation at the end.”

“Christian Ehrhoff had the play of the game and saved our butts and then he put it away,” Sabres goalie Ryan Miller said.

What did the emotional victory for Ted Nolan feel like? “You know what?” Nolan said. “I can’t even put it into words.”

Buffalo will face the Leafs at the Air Canada Centre in the second leg of their home-and-home this evening.