Archive for February 5th, 2012


Miller Sets Franchise Record and Sabres Get 2 Important Points in 4-3 Shootout Win Over The Islanders

Ryan Miller surpass Sabres Great Dominik Hasek for Wins by a Sabres goaltender in the Sabres 4-3 Shootout Win over the New York Islanders. With the Sabres Win Miller got his 235th Career Win in his 432nd Career Game in 59 less games than the Dominator. The Sabres also got 2 important points in the standings. The Sabres got off to a slow start in the first period giving up 3 goals in the opening frame. Frans Nielsen got his 1st of 2 goals in the period just 1:39 in after Mike Weber gave the puck away behind the net. Nathan Gerbe would tie the game less than 4 minutes later when his wrist shot hit Montoya high and would get behind the netminder. Josh Bailey yet again would give the Islanders the lead with 4 minutes left in the first who would capitalize on his own rebound when they were short Handed. Nielsen got his 2nd of the night firing a wrist shot past Miller from the slot with 2:37 left in the Period.

Derek Roy would score his first goal since January 14 to cut the deficit to 1 when his slap shot beat Montoya with 1:19 left in the 2nd Period. Paul Gaustad would score his 2nd Goal in the last 3 games with 8:24 left in the game when his wrist shot beat Montoya on the stick side. The game would remained tied at 3 after OT, eventhough the Islanders had a full 2 minute Power Play in Overtime. Jason Pominville and Brad Boyes remain to be money in the shootout getting the goals for the Sabres and Ryan Miller stopped PA Parenteau and Frans Nielsen to seal the victory. Miller continued his strong play stopping 35 Islanders Shots. Al Montoya got the lost and made 34 Saves.

The Sabres have a busy week at home next week playing 3 times in 4 nights. On Wednesday Ryan Miller will face Milan Lucic and The Boston Bruins for the first time since being injured by Lucic. Wednesday Game can be seen on NBCS HD. You can hear RJ, Harry Neale, and Rob Ray on WGR 550.

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