VIDEO: Ryan Miller makes great save in loss, vents afterward
Ryan Miller made a fantastic glove save in a losing effort and then let loose a bit on his team's play after the 4-3 loss to the Pens.
Ryan Miller is still a world-class goalie. If you needed any affirmation of that, just watch the above video.
No, James Neal didn't get a ton on that shot and if he does it's probably in the back of the net, but that shouldn't take away from Miller's glove save. It was just a fantastic example of goaltending and anticipation. He was able to get over in time after the Penguins criss-crossed through the zone.
Unfortunately for Miller, he couldn't stop a shot a minute later from defenseman Paul Martin, a shot he never seemed to even see. It was the game-deciding goal as the Penguins walked out of Buffalo with a 4-3 win.
And afterward, Miller was not the least bit happy about his team's effort. Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald has the transcript of the brief but heated Miller press session. Here's a chunk.
On which goal was bugging him the most:
"Just (expletive) losing at the end. It's 3-3, get to overtime. It's 3-2, (expletive) make him come all the way down, worked too hard. I don't know."
Miller then sighed.
"I thought from a couple tough bounces to start, good goals by them, a tip and a play off the end wall. We recovered and we played really well. It was our best second period we've had. ... You're either competent enough or experienced enough with the lead in the third period. It burned us. It's not acceptable."
The struggles are taking their toll on Miller it would seem. Yikes.
Even though the Sabres gave up four goals, it's tough to put it on Miller. Even Charlie Sheen can see that.
It's too bad that save couldn't have resulted in a winning effort because it was certainly a winner.
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