A case of the Monday’s is going around all over Buffalo – despite a win for Ryan Miller on Saturday, the Buffalo Sabres couldn’t answer the bell against the Boston Bruins on Sunday – puts the Sabres right back on the losing train with a tough stretch of games this week.
Turning back to the weekend, its time to gather the votes for the game pucks, and award a single game puck for the weekend games.
The overall consensus amongst the voters was that Ryan Miller deserves the game puck, and I am much obliged to bestow that honor. Since the first two games of the season – the call has been for Miller to be better, and to give the team in front of him the chance to win. He did that on both Saturday and Sunday – and almost got two losses to show for his monumental effort.
Andrew chimed his vote in for Miller, saying it had to be the goalie after the 269 save effort he put in over the weekend. It was an 82 shot effort – but we get Andrew’s point.
Our newest writer CC cast her ballot for number thirty-nine as well, but thought that the post deserved a special nod and a second place vote, especially from Saturday. Clearly beaten on the questionable penalty shot – the red iron next to Ryan Miller was just as important to the team. She points out Miller’s quote from the game:
You have to be good to be lucky, and lucky to be good.
You got lucky Miller, too bad the team still isn’t that good.
We have gotten Ryan Miller to where we need him, now we just need the rest of the team to show up and start the climb from the
basement. I had initially wanted to give the game puck to Tyler Ennis – the mighty mite has woken up and seems to be clicking on more cylinders as of late, and has had a couple of big games. Not enough to overcome Ryan Miller in the count, but deserving of honorable mention. Tyler Myers gets honorable mention here as well; from the Press Box he watched a much better Buffalo Sabres defense keep the team close in two games they had no business being in. The New York Islanders game could have been alot worse, had it not been for the blocked shots that didnt get through to Miller. The team showed some promise this weekend, but also showed a lot as to why they are in the position they are in – and have a long way to go.