• Starting opener Wednesday

    News: As expected, Ryan Miller will start the Canucks' season opener Wednesday against the Flames, Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province reports.
    Analysis: Ryan Miller had a relatively rough preseason, but finished with a strong effort Sunday against the Oilers, stopping 25 of the 27 shots he faced. He should serve as the primary goaltender for the Canucks again this season, but continued struggles in the regular season could lead to more looks for the 25-year-old Jacob Markstrom.
  • Finishes preseason strong

    News: Ryan Miller stopped 25 of 27 shots in Sunday's preseason finale win over the Oilers.
    Analysis: Ryan Miller had a rough preseason, but finished strong, shutting down a talented Oilers squad featuring Connor McDavid and Tayor Hall among others. Miller posted 29 wins in his first season with Vancouver and once again enters the season as the undisputed starting netminder. While the 35-year-old posted a lackluster .881 save percentage in the preseason, his reputation and career numbers should have fantasy owners confident heading into the season. While Jacob Markstrom is knocking on the door, the 25-year-old is very unproven at the NHL level and will need to really impress to steal crease time from the veteran Miller. Miller may no longer be considered an elite goaltender, but he plays well enough to pile up wins, making him a must-own fantasy asset.
  • Makes 20 saves in loss

    News: Ryan Miller stopped 20 of 22 shots in Tuesday's preseason loss to the Sharks.
    Analysis: A decent outing for Ryan Miller, who was only beaten by Tommy Wingels and Brent Burns. Miller has yet to win a game in three appearances this preseason, but he hasn't got much scoring support from the Canucks, who have scored just seven goals total thus far. The 35-year-old veteran is the clear-cut starter entering the season, but 25-year-old Jacob Markstrom is coming off a superb season in the AHL and has looked good in the preseason. If Miller struggles early on and Markstrom impresses in his starts, it's very possible the Swedish youngster could steal some of Miller's crease time in 2015-16.
  • Canucks' Miller Disappoints In Series-Ending Loss

    News: Ryan Miller allowed five goals on 31 shots in Saturday's series-ending Game 6 loss to Calgary.
    Analysis: This marks the second straight year Ryan Miller has been acquired by a new team but that team has failed to make it out of the first round of the playoffs. It was an awful night for Miller, who had played very well in Games 4 and 5. While it's easy to point the finger at the goalie, the Canucks blew a 3-0 lead in the game and left the 34-year-old out to dry on a few of the goals. Eddie Lack proved his worth in the regular season and at times in the playoffs, but Miller still remains the starting goaltender in Vancouver as the Canucks enter the 2015 offseason.
  • Canucks' Miller To Start In Game 6

    News: Ryan Miller will start in net against the Flames for Game 6 on Saturday.
    Analysis: Ryan Miller made the most of a relief appearance in Game 4 and had a solid outing as the starter in Game 5 that secured his spot in net for Saturday. His last time out resulted in 20 saves and one goal allowed, but the 34-year-old will be taking the ice for a second-straight elimination game.
  • Miller, Canucks Force Game 6

    News: Ryan Miller stopped 20 of 21 shots and got just enough help from his teammates Thursday to escape with a 2-1 Game 5 victory against the Flames and stay alive in the series.
    Analysis: After a strong relief appearance in Game 4, Ryan Miller didn't miss a step in Game 5, and his teammates were all over Jonas Hiller on the other end, firing 43 shots -- more than twice as many as Miller had to face. It seems almost certain that he'll be back in there Saturday in Calgary for Games 6.
  • Canucks Turn To Miller For Game 5

    News: Ryan Miller will receive the start in goal for Thursday's game against the Flames, the Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports.
    Analysis: With the Canucks down 3-1 in the series and facing elimination Thursday, coach Willie Desjardins opted to make a change in the net for the first time this postseason. Eddie Lack will hit the bench after posting a .886 save percentage through four games, opening the door for Ryan Miller to reestablish himself as the Canucks' primary netminder. Though Miller looked rough in his initial return from a long-term knee injury in the regular-season finale against the Coyotes, he was effective in relief of Lack in Game 4, stopping all 15 shots he faced. The former U.S. Olympic Team goalie is no stranger to the big stage, and the Canucks are hoping that his wealth of experience can help keep the team alive in the playoffs.
  • Canucks' Miller Perfect In Relief

    News: Ryan Miller stopped all 15 shots he faced in relief of an ineffective Eddie Lack in Tuesday's Game 4 loss to Calgary.
    Analysis: The Canucks now trail the series 3-1 as it heads back to Vancouver, and with Lack -- the starting playoff goalie to this point -- having played poorly in consecutive games, it seems likely that the fate of Vancouver's season gets hung on Ryan Miller's shoulders in Game 5.
  • Canucks' Miller Cedes Game 1 Start To Lack

    News: Ryan Miller will serve as the backup goalie for Wednesday's playoff opener against the Flames, as Eddie Lack makes the start, Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun reports.
    Analysis: Ryan Miller returned from a seven-week absence due to a knee injury to start Saturday's regular-season finale against the Oilers. A strong turn in goal might have resulted in him earning the nod for Game 1 of the postseason, but he was only able to turn away 23 of 28 shots before escaping with the overtime win. Since Miller wasn't overwhelmingly impressive this season before his return from injury, coach Willie Desjardins opted to stick with Lack, who guided the Canucks to the playoffs while Miller was sidelined. Nonetheless, Lack's overall numbers weren't dramatically better than Miller's, so both goalies could see a fair amount of work throughout the first round.
  • Canucks' Miller Allows Five Goals In Return

    News: Ryan Miller returned to the crease Saturday, stopping 23 of 28 shots in an overtime win over the Oilers.
    Analysis: Not a great outing for Ryan Miller, especially when you consider the team he was going up against. Don't be too concerned, though, as he was making just his first appearance since Feb.11. Miller finishes the season 29-15-1 with a .911 save percentage and 2.53 GAA. While he's recovered from his knee injury, 27-year-old Eddie Lack has been very good of late and it wouldn't be a surprise if Miller is sitting on the bench come Game 1 Wednesday against Calgary.