Let the record show that rookie goaltender Jhonas Enroth was superb Thursday night in a 4-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. He made 41 saves and kept the Sabres in the game on a night in which they could have, and probably should have, been left begging for mercy against a team that has one win this season.

Enroth now owns a 2.00 goals-against average and .945 save percentage in his two starts. He has been terrific since arriving in Buffalo last season. He has an 11-2-2 record going back to last season and hasn't lost a game in regulation in 11 appearances since last November.

Sabres coach Lindy Ruff can take a deep breath knowing he has a dependable backup behind Ryan Miller for the first time in years. Enroth is a good, young goalie who will give Miller the breaks he needs during a long, demanding season. He might even provide a little push from behind and keep Miller sharp.

"He puts a smile on your face," Ruff said. "I don't know if he ever gets excited. I think that's what's made him an effective goaltender. For his size, he has this calmness, this patience about him that you don't see out of many goaltenders. There's not many times he gets out of control or lost in his crease. He's been very good for us."

It's all good, really.

But that's where it ends.

No matter what senseless blather is drummed up in the community or what you read in the blogosphere or suspect when Miller has a rough night, there is no goaltending controversy in Buffalo. Miller will remain the No. 1 goalie so long as he's healthy and keeps a stall in the Sabres' dressing room. He's not getting traded.

"Everybody knows who Ryan Miller is," Enroth said. "He's one of the top guys in the league. I don't know how many wins he has, but I've played only 17 games."

Enroth continued his steady play against the Blue Jackets in yet another impressive performance. This one came two nights after Miller surrendered four goals in his second straight loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, which was enough to sound the alarms for critics who spent 48 hours whining about him.