Saturday, January 10, 2009

Miller wins in the shootout

Buffalo Sabres
While Ryan Miller is a good goalie, the knock against him seems to be that he doesn't steal games and win them on his own. However last night he did just that, as the Sabres were only able to score one point, but earned a win through Miller's strong play.

Buffalo started out the game real well, then gave up a goal and played poorly for a long stretch of time. Then a quick turnover forced by Vanek got Buffalo a goal, and then they played well enough in the third and overtime to get to the shootout. Like he had all game Miller once again came through in the shootout, saving all three of the shots at his net.

The game had almost no penalties, with only two called against the Sabres and none against the Rangers. Buffalo killed off both of their shorthanded situations.

Tim Connolly was back, and while he didn't make the score sheet he played well. He may even be healthy enough to play again as the Sabres take on the Detroit Red Wings Saturday night.

Official Three Stars
  • Ryan Miller
  • Derek Roy
  • Scott Gomez

  • My Three Stars
  • Ryan Miller (43 saves and 3 for 3 in the shootout)
  • Thomas Vanek (forced the turnover for lone Buffalo goal)
  • Derek Roy (one goal, 4 shots, 10 of 15 on faceoffs)

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