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Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller is making his case to be named the No. 1 man between the pipes for the United States in Sochi.
The lone bright spot for the lowly Sabres team shone once again on Sunday afternoon, keeping his team in the game and bailing them out late in the third period. With the game knotted at 1-1 and just over two minutes left to play, Washington Capitals center Mikhail Grabovski handled a rebound with a great stickhandling move and fired off the potential game-winning shot at a mostly open net.
But as good as Grabovski was with his stick, Miller was better. With hardly any time to react, the Buffalo goaltender somehow managed to get his stick on the puck and bat it away. The Sabres won the game in a shootout, 2-1.
Check out Miller’s incredible save below.
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BEST OF MAXIM
Poor Mikhail Grabovski. First, his own team repeatedly fails at spelling his last name correctly….now Ryan Miller is stealing easy goals from the Russian forward with no absolutely remorse.
Check out the sweet stick save Miller made during Sunday’s Sabres-Capitals game in Washington. Just absurd. Let’s hope Miller saves some of that magic for Sochi next month.
Per the Canadian Press's Stephen Whyno, Buffalo Sabres prospect Mikhail Grigorenko cannot play in the AHL this season, and he wasn't keen returning to the QMJHL's Quebec Remparts...but he's changed his mind:
Grigorenko tells #Sabres he will report to QMJHL's Quebec Remparts, team says.
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) January 13, 2014
The following has just been posted by Mikhail Grigorenko on his Facebook page. We have previously confirmed this is, in fact, his page.
I just want to apologized (sic) for the situation going on right now.
We just need to find a place for me where i can develop and be the best hockey player I can be.
I came to North America 3 years ago coming...
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The Sabres and the development of Mikhail Grigorenko took a massive step backwards after Grigorenko refused to go back to his junior team for the second straight year. But that wasn't it. Grigorenko...
While you were making dinner Sunday night (I was in the midst of an incredible stir fry), Sabres goalie Ryan Miller was busy robbing Capitals sniper Mikhail Grabovski with an incredible stick save.
Sabres’ play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret was left dumbfounded and speechless.
The Children’s Wish of Canada recipient 12-year-old Braden Nienaber was able to skate with the Washington Capitals and then dropped a ceremonial puck for the Washington Capitals-Buffalo Sabres game. Nienaber even threw Sabres captain Steve Ott out of the circle, much to the delight of the fans. Definitely a cool experience for Nienaber and his family.
The post Children’s...
The Buffalo Sabres have hired Tim Murray as their new General Manager and Craig Patrick as special assistant and advisor to the hockey department.
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Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch offers this:
The talk is...
Tim Murray was appointed as the general manager of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres on January 9. Murray was formerly the assistant general manager of the Ottawa Senators and is the nephew of Bryan Murray, the Senators GM. Murray said his uncle asked him if he was interested in the Sabres job and that he jumped at the chance to help the struggling team rebuild. At the time of the...
After Mondayâs practice, Sabres head coach Ted Nolan was asked to address the Mikhail Grigorenko situation.
âWe canât control what people do and what they say, but we can certainly control how weâre going to run this organization and what we feel is necessary for the development of young players.â
Grigorenko is not age-appropriate for the American Hockey League...
The Mikhail Grigorenko saga made its way on to CBC's Hotstove Tonight on Saturday night.
Elliotte Friedman is bang on in his assessment that Grigo wants to stay and play in the NHL rather than try his hand playing hockey abroad in Finland, Switzerland or his mother Russia.
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With a desperate wave of his stick, Ryan Miller somehow kept a point-blank shot out of the net, saving the Buffalo Sabres from matching the longest road losing streak in franchise history.
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