Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller, top, and Brad Boyes celebrate their 5-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks in an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, March 3, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)
Ryan Miller Earns NHL's Weekly Honors
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Sabres goalie Ryan Miller has earned one of the NHL's weekly honors. He's the league's second star of the week in helping the Sabres earn standings points in each of their three games.
Miller posted a 2-0-1 record with a 1.55 goals-against average and .961 save percentage to help the Sabres (11-24-4, 26 points) gain five out of a possible six points. He opened the week with 36 saves in a 2-1 overtime victory against the Phoenix Coyotes Dec. 23. He then recorded 39 saves, plus another two in the shootout, in a 4-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs Dec. 27. Miller finished the week with a career-high 49 saves and stopped all six shootout attempts in a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals Dec. 29, improving to 3-0-0 all-time in games in which he has faced 50 or more shots (also Jan. 8, 2010: 48 saves on 50 shots; Nov. 5, 2013: 47 saves on 51 shots). The 33-year-old East Lansing, Mich., native has played in 28 games this season, posting a 10-17-1 record with a 2.69 goals-against average and .927 save percentage.