Backup goalie Jhonas Enroth stopped all 29 shots he faced to help the Buffalo Sabres remain on the fringe of the playoff race with a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

The Sabres’ Christian Ehrhoff scored the lone goal for Buffalo just 17 seconds into the third period for the lone score of the contest. The puts the Sabres record at 17-19-6 and broke a two-game losing skid and climbed into a tie with New Jersey for 10th in the Eastern Conference standings.

Enroth stopped 11 shots in the final period, including getting a piece of Wayne Simmonds’ shot from the slot with 50 seconds remaining. For Enroth, it was his third career shutout and first since, Nov. 18, 2011.

Former Buffalo Sabre Danny Briere played his first game for the Flyers after missing 10 because of a concussion and nearly scored the tying goal with a second left when his shot from the left circle hit off the crossbar.

The Sabres lone goal came on a shot 17 seconds into the third period on a shot that wasn’t even directed on goal.

Steve Ott won the face off to left of the Flyers net, and fed it back to Ehrhoff at the point, where his shot sailed five feet wide of the net. The puck caromed off the end boards and went in off the back of Steve Mason’s skate after the goalie failed to hug the left post.

Enroth got the start in place of Ryan Miller because the Sabres host Tampa Bay on Sunday in closing a stretch of playing three games in four days.

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