Posted by GameSetMatch on 16th April 2010
Ryan Miller was the Buffalo Sabres’ difference maker all regular-season long. Turns out his role hasn’t changed in the playoffs.
Miller was remarkable in making 38 saves — including 23 in the second period — in the Sabres’ 2-1 playoff-opening victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night
“When he’s at the top of his game, we’re a very, very difficult team to play against,” captain Craig Rivet said. “Tonight, Ryan showed when he’s playing well and he’s confident, I think you see the confidence you see the team plays with.”
That confidence was apparent in Rivet’s performance.
After Miller helped the Sabres weather the Bruins’ offensive storm for most of the second period, Rivet regained the momentum by scoring on a slap shot from the right circle to break a 1-1 tie with under 6 minutes left.
Click here to read the full article – By Associated Press of ESPN.com