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by Paul on 02/14/11 at 12:28 AM ET
from Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News,
(Ryan) Miller was seething and frustrated, that was clear. It was hard to blame him. The Sabres had blown a two-goal lead at home against one of the worst teams in the NHL. They kicked away a chance to win a fourth straight game for the first time all year. They gave away a precious point in the playoff chase.
The worst thing of all, of course, was that the Sabres lost the goaltending battle to a crippled Islanders team that was down to its fifth and sixth goalies of the season. Mikko Koskinen, who was pulled after giving up four goals, was playing in his fourth NHL game. Al Montoya was playing in his sixth.
What I’m implying, I suppose, is that this was quite possibly the worst loss of Miller’s NHL career. It was also the low point of a season that has seen Miller go from Vezina Trophy winner and Olympic hero to a run-of-the-mill netminder.
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