Posted March 21, 2012 on AP on Fox

BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 29: Goalie Ryan Miller #30 of the Buffalo Sabres guards the net against the Boston Bruins during a game at HSBC Arena on January 29, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Goalie Ryan Miller was perfect. Newcomer Cody Hodgson finally got on the board with Buffalo. And the Sabres have inched themselves to within a sniff of playoff contention. Before anyone got too excited over the Sabres' 3-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night, Miller provided a few cautionary words of perspective. ''I'm not going to say I'm not happy, but it is a stop along the way,'' Miller said. ''I'm trying not to be satisfied. We've got a lot of hockey left to play.'' With 2-1/2 weeks left in the season, Miller is at least ensuring that the Sabres' final eight games will remain meaningful now that they've caught eighth-place Washington in the Eastern Conference standings. Miller made 34 saves for his career-high sixth shutout of the season, and 28th of his career. Hodgson scored twice for his first two goals in 12 games since the rookie center was acquired in a trade with Vancouver. And the Sabres (35-29-10) improved to 16-5-5 in their past 26 games. ''We've p...
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