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When elite players go into extended funks, what do or can you do? Imagine a world where Tim Thomas and Ryan Miller are not Top 5 goaltenders in the league. Miller is playing more like it to be honest but Thomas has cracked this year kind of like he did two years ago. It is funny how these "sustained runs" can sometimes peter out unexpectedly. Even Ilya Bryzgalov has shown better fantasy numbers than Tim Thomas. Yes Thomas still has a pretty good record with solid numbers but people forget that two years ago, Thomas's second have save percentage was under .910. Last year it was only .916. This year it is below .910 again. What happens when your goalies go into the tank in March like this? Head to the waiver wire and use whatever stopgaps you can. There is no band-aid to fix gaping wounds only quick patch jobs that hopefully do not burst.
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Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres had a shutout near the end of the second period in the Sabres game against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday. CSN Bay Area announcers Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda then break ANNOUNCER CODE (GASP!) and start talking about jinxing shutouts, a tenet that is also revered in the MLB during no-hitters. What do they segue their talk about jinxes into?
Welcome to Center Ice Chat’s Top 5, an irregular series featuring the best — and worst — rankings around the league. As the season winds down, we take a look at the top 5 players by position. We present you with the top 5 goalies of the past week:
The last week featured a backtrack of starting goalies losing stock from Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks to...
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller was named the NHL's First Star of the Week on Monday.
Miller recorded back-to-back shutouts en route to winning all three of his starts last week. He stopped all 43 shots in a 2-0 win over Anaheim on Wednesday and denied 39 chances in a 1-0 victory over San Jose. He capped his week by besting Vancouver on Saturday.
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NEW YORK (March 5, 2012) – Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller, Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall and Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Ray Emery have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending March 4.
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Ville Leino scored twice in the first 3:44 and Ryan Miller made 32 saves to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the NHL-leading Vancouver Canucks 5-3 on Saturday night, spoiling Zack Kassian's first games against his former teammates.
Kassian, dealt to Vancouver along with Marc-Andre Gragnani in exchange for Cody Hodgson and Alexander Sulzer at the trade deadline Monday, scored his...
With the trade deadline having come and gone, it is now time to focus on the NHL stretch run. It is at this time, you will see players and teams take their games to new levels while at the same time, see clubs fall out of the race to get into the Stanley Cup Playoffs.With that in mind, let's get rolling with our "The Week Ahead" segment here at RLD Hockey.Three Stars...