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This Day In Buffalo Sabres History January 14

This will be the 20th time the Buffalo Sabres have played on January 14 – and so far the team is 8-8-3 all time.  Only two players figure into the history of the Buffalo

Sabres in todays report.

Jim Lorentz finally makes it to Buffalo.  In a trade with the New York Rangers – the Buffalo Sabres acquire Lorentz for a second round draft pick in the upcoming 1972 draft.  Jim Lorentz is retired completely now, enjoying his time off fishing, but after ten years in the NHL – for which he is most famous for swatting a bat out of the air at the Aud during the 1975 Stanley Cup Finals against the Philadelphia Flyers – in which he was given the nickname “Batman”.

Lorentz worked in Buffalo broadcasting for a long time, working with both Ted Darling and Rick Jeanneret.  Lorentz was inducted into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame on February 9, 2010.

In 2003, Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller stops 22 shots against the Minnesota Wild as the Sabres went on to beat the Wild 1-0, in what would be Ryan Miller’s first career shutout.  Miller has 28 career shutouts – tying him for 11th among active NHL netminders with Niklas Backstrom, and recently retired Marty Biron. Miller has no shutouts this year and had a career high of six shutouts in a single season coming in the 2011-2012 season.  Most shutouts in a season in his life?  10 in 40 appearances with Michigan State University in 2000-2001.

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