After watching backup goaltender Jhonas Enroth fail to stop the previously winless Carolina Hurricanes, the Buffalo Sabres are hoping Ryan Miller has some better luck.
Miller will seek to continue his strong start when the Sabres wrap up their home-and-home series with the Hurricanes on Friday night in Buffalo.
Enroth was charged with five goals in his first start this season, a 6-3 loss Thursday that was Buffalo's first defeat of 2012-13. He gave up four of those in the second period. Jason Pominville's second score of the game got the Sabres to within a goal before Eric Staal completed his 13th career hat trick.
"I think we gave up the puck too much,'' said Pominville, whose team was denied its first 3-0-0 start since 2008-09. "We battled back a couple of times (but) we gave up too many rush opportunities and were a little too casual with the puck. It just wasn't our usual game."
Staal's first points of 2012-13 helped Carolina (1-2-0) avoid dropping its first three games for t...