Saturday, March 12, 2011
RYAN MILLER IS KILLER...BUT NOT PERFECT IN LOSS TO LEAFS
Knowing Ryan Miller, he's probably blaming himself for his role in the Sabres' loss to the Leafs on Saturday. Here's why:
Goal 1: Yes, nice shot through a screen off the post and in. But, no, Ryan knows he always finds the puck and doesn't let in left handed chops from the left circle. (AT FAULT)
Goal 2: Kinda leaky, though Bozak was wide open and unmolested. (NOT AT FAULT)
Goal 3: Deflected off own D-man into the night. Bad bounce. (NOT AT FAULT)
Goal 4: Rocket one-timer, though I bet Ryan knows in his heart if he had his left pad flat faster on ice he could have saved. (AT FAULT)
So I would gander that Ryan wants two of them back. Because, as a perfectionist, he knows that if he had only let in the two "no fault" goals, the Sabres would have won 3-2. But those goals did go in, and, as often happens with Buffalo, anything less than perfect goaltending is usually not going to be enough for them to win.