The NHL season came back from the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games break, with the Carolina Hurricanes and Buffalo Sabres starting it off on Tuesday night. The game was actually a re-scheduled game that was canceled on Jan. 7 due to snow, and was the second of three times the two teams faced off against each other.
It was a hard-fought battle, but in the end, the Sabres came out the victors and snapped the four-game home skid they had landed themselves into prior to the Olympic break. They had a lot of help from Christian Ehrnoff, who ended up being the standout star in this game and led the Sabres to that win.
Ehrnoff got the Sabres on the scoreboard on the power play, but he also had some help from an unusual source. Ehrnoff was credited with the first goal of the game on a deflected shot, that Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller was credited with an assist. He also had help from teammate Drew Stafford, whom got an assist on a later goal during the game.
The game eventually went to a 2-2 tie at the end of the third period and was close to going into an overtime period, when Ehrnoff came out again with a deflection to secure the Sabres’ win. He scored an almost unbelievable goal with seconds left, and again he saw some help from his goaltender.
Although Miller got credited with two assists off of Ehrnoff’s goals, he was also pretty solid in this game to help the team take the win from the Hurricanes.