January 3 Stars: 1st Star; Ryan Miller

Without any further ado, the Buffalo Sabres first star for the month of January was goaltender Ryan Miller. Whether Miller finishes the season wearing blue and gold is unknown, what is known is the fact he has had another strong season between the pipes for the Sabres.

Ryan Miller edged out his competition earning 2 first star nominations and 2 second star nominations to finish with 10 points in the month of January.

In the month of January Miller went 3-5-2 working hard to keep the Buffalo Sabres in many games and impress the Team USA brass ahead of the Olympic as he battles with Jonathan Quick for the rights to the crease. If you’ve watched any Sabres game’s this season, you will know, Miller has been playing better than his 14-21-3 record and accompanying 2.68 GAA. A major reason for Miller’s stats is the team that’s performed in front of him and the sloppy defence, which at times refuses to show up.

Ryan Miller had a solid month in the Buffalo Sabres crease allowing 3 or fewer goals in 5 of his 10 starts in January- not including 2 OT losses. Let’s take a look back at some of his highlights from the past month.

Pretty sweet glove save as Miller helped his team end the Columbus Blue Jackets winning streak, stopping the hottest team in the league.

His infamous stick save against the Washington Capitals

Another glove save from Mr. Ryan Miller against the Capitals. Why didn’t we start him the last time we faced them again?

We hope you enjoyed our first three stars of the month piece which we will be doing from now till the end of the season. We take a look at each of the three star posts here after games and record who gets what star and then add them up at the end of the month. It’s helps get everyone’s input and adds for some fun, but a couple good games could be enough to earn a player enough points to claim one of these coveted three stars.

Stay tune for our February 3 stars coming in a month. Can anyone dethrone Ryan Miller, Zemgus Girgensons and Cody Hodgson?


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