If Ryan Miller would have turned in a performance in Sunrise like he did in Tampa – there would be no question as to who the star player for the Buffalo Sabres in the state of Florida would have been.
Miller kept the Buffalo Sabres in the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning – continuing his stellar performance as of late.
In last nights game against the Florida Panthers, he looked like an average goaltender. I can’t really fault him for Brian Campbell‘s game tying goal – that shot was a laser that looks like it may have changed directions slightly when it nicked the arm of Andrej Sekera. On the first two Panther’s goals he looked slow and disinterested. Granted he faced over 40 shots again – and is bound to let something by him. I just felt that, especially on the Goc goal – he could have been a stronger presence.
Nathan Gerbe gets the honors for the game puck in Florida. Overcoming an injury and lighting the lamp twice last night – maybe, will just maybe wake the smallish forward up and bring some life to the offense of the Buffalo Sabres.
Getting two wins in Florida for interim coach Ron Rolston will go along way in creating a momentum on this team that will help generate wins, but there are still glaring issues that need to be resolved to make this team truly a group of winners. The biggest test of the team so far this year is going to be Saturday afternoon when the team plays a matinee affair with the New Jersey Devils. A three game winning streak will go along way for this team, ending the streak at two means more of the same, more of the same.