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Ryan Miller starts tonight, looks to avoid oncoming Predators

Dec 3, 2011, 2:28 PM EDT

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Call it a return to normalcy in Buffalo. Ryan Miller gets the start tonight against Nashville, returning the Sabres’ No. 1 goalie back to where he belongs after his bout with a concussion/neck injury at the hands of Milan Lucic.

With that drama aside, it’ll be curious to see how Miller handles his return. Miller had struggled this season and Jhonas Enroth pushed him for time in the early going. But Enroth was torched by the Red Wings last night, so perhaps his time of quality play ran out — just in time for Miller to assume control of the net once again.

It will be curious to see how Miller handles duties in goal in his return. Will we see him range out to play the puck like he did against Boston? Will we see the feistier Miller that we’ve seen in post-game press scrums? Some things to keep an eye on tonight against the offensively tricky Predators.

  1. carol6645 - Dec 3, 2011 at 11:50 PM

    They won. Miller in the net! So what can you say?

  2. carol6645 - Dec 4, 2011 at 1:17 AM

    Just saw the ‘LucicTootoo’ run over Miller! This has to be addressed. Shanahan will have to protect goaltenders now! Good for Ryan beating on him.
    Tootoo only got what the Sabres gave him. A little penalty isn’t equal that disgusting hit. I have certainly noticed more runs at goalies of late.
    A goalie like Johnson will pound the crap out of the jellyfish who would do that to him! Lundqvist gets furious over any touch or interference. Tim Thomas would never take it! Never did! If they get hurt though then they can’t fight back.
    Shanahan do something NOW.

    • danphipps01 - Dec 4, 2011 at 1:22 AM

      Imagine how she’ll react when she reads the weeks-old news story about Lucic not getting suspended.

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