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Miller remains undefeated with Blues as they edge Avs 2-1

Mar 8, 2014, 5:45 PM EST

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At this rate, Ryan Miller just might keep that goalie mask blank.

The 33-year-old goalie is now 4-0-0 as the St. Louis Blues’ go-to goalie thanks to a 2-1 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. NHL.com’s Lou Korac notes that Miller now has a win against every team except the Buffalo Sabres while the U.S.-born netminder has stopped 84 out of the 90 shots he’s seen in these four games.

The Blues continued an impressive run of their own, as they remain dominant against some tough Central Division competition:

Here’s video of one of Miller’s better moments:

With both Chicago and Anaheim inactive on Saturday, it’s appropriate to discuss the Blues’ seeding gains today. They’re now just one point behind the Ducks with a game in hand (St. Louis – 92 points in 63 games played; Anaheim – 93 points in 64 GP) while their divisional lead over the Blackhawks stretches to four points (Chicago – 88 points in 64 GP).

Colorado isn’t far behind in third place in the Central with 87 points in 64 games played, yet that might make this regulation loss sting a little more. There’s also some concern about Paul Stastny, who suffered a back injury today.

Nathan MacKinnon‘s record-breaking point streak from an 18-year-old ended at 13 games, as he went pointless today.

  1. bcsteele - Mar 8, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    It’s games like this that Miller will shine and the exact reason we traded for him. He looked awesome and held the fort and everyone looked comfortable even though the game was intense. Looking forward to more!

    LGB!

  2. jhaegs - Mar 8, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Pretty intense game right to the end. Miller had some key saves and a few lucky breaks, but the same can be said for Varlomov. Definitely a playoff atmosphere today…

    LGB

  3. paperlions - Mar 8, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    Poor transgendered people, always left out.

    • 19inarow - Mar 8, 2014 at 6:56 PM

      HA HA! That’s pretty funny. And very astute.

  4. 19inarow - Mar 8, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    I’m a Blues fan, nor a Ryan Miller fan, but I’m very happy to see this is working out for both parties.

    Now if only my team could get its very own Ken Hitchcock and Ryan Miller… Bah, who am I kidding.

    • 19inarow - Mar 8, 2014 at 6:59 PM

      I meant not a Blues fan.

  5. ddefran87 - Mar 8, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    Blues need to play the central division the whole western conference playoffs and they’ll be fine

    • paperlions - Mar 8, 2014 at 8:34 PM

      Well, the first 2 rounds will be against the Central (assuming they win the first round), so, there’s that.

  6. mcphillthy - Mar 8, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Geez st Louis looks good! Miller was exactly what you needed. Congrats on having the most stacked team in the NHL

  7. jhaegs - Mar 8, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Another account blomfeld/joey/muckle/etc?

  8. jhaegs - Mar 8, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    (It was a spambot, but they deleted the comment)

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