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Senators goalie Craig Anderson knew there was no room for error with the way Buffalo's Ryan Miller was stopping everything directed his way at the other end of the ice.
It took nearly all three periods for one to falter in a stellar goaltending matchup, which Anderson won by stopping 35 shots in Ottawa's season-opening 1-0 win on Friday night.
Erik Karlsson scored the lone goal, sneaking a one-timer in under Miller's legs with 1:35 remaining - and after Miller had stopped the first 45 shots directed his way.
''When you watch the guy at the other end make big save after big save, it gives you a little fire to kind of return the favor,'' said Anderson, who earned his 23rd career shutout.
''It's one of those battles where you enjoy to be in it, but at the end of the day, you like the win on the other side of it.''
Just ask Miller.
''It's not a fun way to lose,'' Miller said. ''We need points where we can ...
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Ryan Collins is the CCHL’s Leading scorer this season. (Photo/Peter Lapinskie/The Daily Observer)
As the UMass Lowell River Hawks’ season gets underway this month, the junior levels have been in regular season play for nearly a month now. Over the month of September, a few UMass Lowell commitments have made their mark, but none have as big as Ryan Collins.
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Buffalo coach Ron Rolston said goalie Ryan Miller will sit out the Sabres' game Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Miller, who stopped 45 shots during a 1-0 loss Friday night against Ottawa, is day-to-day because of a lower-body injury. He is expected to return for the Sabres' home game Tuesday night against Tampa Bay.
Backup Jhonas Enroth was expected to start...
Coming off back-to-back stellar performances, Ryan Miller is going to miss a couple of days.
According to the Sabres website, the star goaltender is dealing with a lower-body injury and will be day-to-day. In his absence, Jhonas Enroth will start while Matt Hackett, who was called up this morning, will back him up.
The injury isn’t expected to be long term according to team GM...
Ryan Miller did not practice Saturday morning and the Buffalo Sabres gave no reason for their starting goalie's absence.
The Sabres have called up goalie Matt Hackett from AHL Rochester.
Also, defenseman Alexander Sulzer has been recalled by the Sabres after Henrik Tallinder sustained an upper body injury Friday night against Ottawa.
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Always quick with a quip former Buffalo broadcaster Harry Neale had some kind words for his old friend Rick Wamsley in the elevator during the second intermission at First Niagara Center Friday night.
"Obviously" Neale said with a smile "you've coached both those goalies."
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As I write this post, David Poile's Predators are down by one in Denver. (update: now down by 2 as I post it)
But he should probably still be a happy man - because two of the guys competing for his attention in hopes of becoming team USA's starting goaltender in Sochi were putting on a clinic in Buffalo.
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Like going to the Uniontown Mall on Friday night and accidentally parking by the entrance with the Beanery, the Sabres are kind of the actual worst ever.
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