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Buffalo Sabres Ride Ryan Miller to Victory Over Carolina Hurricanes

February 25th, 2014 at 10:15 PM
By Anthony Custode Jr

The Buffalo Sabres were out-shot 38-18 by the Carolina Hurricanes, but found a way to steal a victory by a score of 3-2.

'Ryan Miller' photo (c) 2011, grilled cheese - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

Ryan Miller stole the show in what will likely be one of his last games as a member of the Sabres, as he stopped 36 of Carolina's 38 shots, and even registered two assists.

"It just shows what kind of goaltender we have in Ryan Miller and how important goaltending is," Ted Nolan said after the game. "I don't think we had too much of a reason to say we were the better team tonight, outside of Ryan Miller stealing the game for us."

"Stealing the game" might be an understatement, as Miller was under constant pressure, but remained as calm as he has been throughout his entire career. He was also greeted by great applause from the crowd after every big save, as fans seem to be relishing in what appears to be the final moments of Miller's career in Buffalo.

Christian Ehrhoff also had a big night, scoring a pair of goals, including the game-winner. Nolan joked after the game that he believed the coach of the German National team was in attendance, and that Ehrhoff wanted to put a show on for him. Nonetheless, Ehrhoff's performance was clutch, as his game-winner came with less than a minute to go in regulation. 

The Sabres won't have too much time to enjoy tonight's victory as they will get right back at it tomorrow night against the Boston Bruins at the First Niagara Center. 

Tags: Buffalo, Buffalo Sabres, Hockey, NHL

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