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Video: Ryan Miller’s outstanding stick save in win vs. Caps

Jan 12, 2014, 6:01 PM EDT

The biggest stories surrounding the Buffalo Sabres seem to be coming off the ice lately, even for Ryan Miller. The U.S. Olympian seems capable of canceling that out when he’s playing, however, as he helped the Sabres gain a 2-1 shootout win against the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

Here’s his best save of the game, as he got a stick on Mikhail Grabovski‘s shot:

Still, with all the changes happening in the organization, the questions swirl about Miller’s future with the franchise. The 33-year-old told the Buffalo News that he isn’t ready to discuss a contract extension with the team just yet.

“It seems like he’s put in a lot of time evaluating talent and that’s a good place to start,” Miller said of new GM Tim Murray. “He’s been around some good organizations so let’s see what direction he wants to take it and go from there.”

Miller seemed flattered that new team president Pat LaFontaine wants to keep him long-term, but still wants to sit down with Buffalo’s brass before leaning in one direction or the other.

“It’s nice of him but I still need to kind of see what’s going on in the bigger picture,” Miller said. “It’s something where last time I didn’t really talk to Pat about things. He was just getting his bearings and getting a look around so I guess it’s time to talk to him again and see what’s going on with his side of things. I’m going to wait to have any conversations with those guys before I start getting too far along.”

Besides, Miller might just raise his stock a little more as this season goes along and the 2014 Winter Olympics approach.

  1. thomasvanek - Jan 12, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    PHT if you do not make a post about that amazing save I will not be very happy with you

    • thomasvanek - Jan 12, 2014 at 8:12 PM

      There you go James. Thanks for listening.

    • dcfan4life - Jan 12, 2014 at 11:15 PM

      I was at the game, lower level, perfect angle of this very shot and i still have no idea how Miller saved it. We hated losing, but literally everyone was actually excited to see Miller on fire right before the Olympics.

  2. charlieconway96 - Jan 12, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    I don’t have a crystal ball or anything, but I would be surprised if you see him in a Sabres jersey next year. Seems like he wants a shot at winning sooner rather than later.

  3. bmoreredfury311 - Jan 12, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    That was a great save! And sadly after that save, i kinda knew that was game over. But… As a caps fan that really could use some, good wins and points..

    I cant wait to see the second chance he’ll get in the winter games 2014. USA!

  4. 19to77 - Jan 12, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    I actually can’t wait for Miller to go to a competitive team. He’s a ridiculous gamebreaker and his whole career has been essentially wasted in Buffalo. Can you imagine that guy on the Blues? They make Halak and Elliott look good. Just think about what they’d do with him.

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