Miller yielded three goals on 28 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Coyotes.
Miller blanked the Coyotes for 50 minutes, but they bounced back with three goals in 6:34 late in the third period. Miller got the Ducks to a shootout, but surrendered another two tallies there to taste defeat. The 40-year-old netminder has a 1-2-1 record with a 2.98 GAA and an .894 save percentage through five appearances. Expect John Gibson to tend the twine Saturday versus the Golden Knights.
Miller will protect the road goal in Wednesday's game versus the Coyotes, Alexander Kinkopf of the Coyotes' official website reports.
Miller has sat out the last five games, but John Gibson has yielded 16 goals in that span and is due for a breather. The 40-year-old Miller has a 1-2-0 record with a 3.04 GAA and an .895 save percentage in four appearances this season, so he's an iffy fantasy option.
Miller allowed five goals on 31 shots in a 5-4 loss to the Golden Knights on Tuesday.
Miller allowed the Golden Knights to take a 4-1 lead after two periods. The Ducks rallied to tie it, but a long-range strike from Zach Whitecloud late in the third period stuck Miller with the loss. The 40-year-old Miller fell to 1-2-0 with a 3.03 GAA and an .895 save percentage in four appearances this year. John Gibson (face) is expected to be ready for Thursday's rematch with the Golden Knights.
Miller led the Ducks onto the ice for Tuesday's road game in Vegas, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Miller impressed head coach Dallas Eakins enough in a 2-1 win over the Sharks on Saturday to earn a second straight start. This isn't likely to be a long-term trend, as John Gibson is the unquestioned No. 1 for the Ducks. Gibson is unavailable Tuesday after requiring stitches for a facial laceration suffered in Monday's practice -- look for Anthony Stolarz to serve as the backup in Vegas. Miller has allowed seven goals on 83 shots through three appearances this season.
Miller stopped 26 of 27 shots in Saturday's 2-1 shootout win over the Sharks.
Miller put in the best of his three performances this year, as only Logan Couture's shot 11 seconds into the first period beat him. Through three games, Miller has a 1-1-0 record and seven goals allowed on 83 shots. He won't play much with John Gibson healthy, so expect Miller to return to a backup role for Tuesday's game in Vegas.
Miller will protect the home goal in Saturday's game versus the Sharks.
Miller has played in two games this season, allowing three goals in each contest. John Gibson had started eight games in a row, including Friday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Sharks, so Miller was due to spell the regular starter. The 40-year-old Miller hasn't done so well in limited action this season, so fantasy managers shouldn't count on much from him.
Miller allowed three goals on 24 shots in relief of John Gibson in Saturday's 6-1 loss to the Blues.
Miller entered the contest just 2:06 into the first period, but the Blues had already put three pucks behind Gibson at that point. The Ducks' offense wasn't anywhere near the level needed to overcome the deficit, but that won't hurt Miller's record. The 40-year-old netminder has allowed six goals across two appearances this season. Since he essentially played the whole of Saturday's contest, fantasy managers probably shouldn't count on Miller getting the nod for Sunday's second game versus the Blues.
Miller turned away 29 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Minnesota.
The 40-year-old was making his first appearance between the pipes in 2020-21 after John Gibson had drawn the assignment in each of the first three games. Miller did his best to keep things close for the Ducks, who were trailing 2-0 and being outshot 24-8 before finally getting on the board midway through the second period. It was just a routine night off for Gibson so expect him to be back in net Friday against Colorado.
Miller will protect the home goal in Wednesday's contest versus the Wild.
John Gibson recorded a shutout in Monday's 1-0 win over the Wild, but he's also started the first three games of the year. It's a good chance to get Miller his first start of the year. The 40-year-old goalie posted a 3.10 GAA and a .907 save percentage in 23 games as the Ducks' primary backup last year -- fantasy managers aren't likely to want to trust Miller this season. Anthony Stolarz, who was promoted from the taxi squad before the game, will dress as the backup as the Ducks give Gibson a full night off, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
Miller signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Ducks on Wednesday, Puck Pedia reports.
Miller held out on a new deal until the status and logistics of the 2020-21 season were confirmed. With that squared away, he'll return for a fourth season in Anaheim. The 40-year-old netminder played 23 games last season as the backup to John Gibson, posting a 9-6-4 record with a .907 save percentage and a 3.10 GAA. The new NHL rules dictate that teams must carry three goalies all season, so Miller likely will share the backup duties with Anthony Stolarz.
Miller finished the season with a 9-6-4 record, 3.10 GAA and .907 save percentage. Nineteen of his 23 appearances were starts.
Used sparingly behind workhorse starter John Gibson (51 starts), Miller's nine victories and pedestrian ratios didn't do much for owners this year. It was also the first time since 2013-14 that he didn't post a shutout. Miller is a pending unrestricted free agent who's heading into his age-40 season, so there isn't likely to be much fantasy run left in the two-time 40-plus-game winner.
Miller allowed two goals on 42 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Senators.
Despite a four-goal first period for the Ducks, the bulk of the shots were flung at Miller, who performed admirably in the win. The 39-year-old goalie improved to 9-6-4 with a 3.10 GAA and a .907 save percentage in 23 appearances. With John Gibson (groin) out, Miller is the temporary No. 1 option for the Ducks in goal.
Miller will tend the home goal for Tuesday's matchup against the Senators.
Miller has been decent this season in a backup role for the Ducks, going 8-6-4 along with a 3.16 GAA and .904 save percentage. He'll draw a nice matchup against an Ottawa offense that ranks 24th in the league in goals per game this season (2.70).
Miller surrendered five goals on 30 shots in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Wild on Sunday.
The contest was back and forth throughout Sunday, but Josh Manson's tripping penalty in overtime led to Kevin Fiala's game-winning goal. That saddled Miller with defeat -- he dropped to 8-6-4 with a 3.16 GAA and a .914 save percentage in 22 appearances. The 39-year-old goalie could see a large role if John Gibson (groin) remains sidelined.
Miller will patrol the crease for Sunday's home contest against Minnesota, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
With John Gibson (groin) unavailable, Miller will start while Anthony Stolarz serves as the backup. In his last start, the Michigan native allowed three goals in a win over Colorado on March 4. If Gibson misses extended time, Miller should see a bulk of the workload for Anaheim.
Miller saved four of five shots in Friday's 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs.
Miller had to relieve John Gibson (undisclosed) midway through the third period. A defensive breakdown from the Ducks led to William Nylander tallying against Miller, but he protected the one-goal lead to complete the win. The 39-year-old goalie won't get credit for the win -- he stays at 8-6-3 -- while his GAA went to 3.07 and his save percentage dipped to .907 in 21 appearances. It's unclear how severe Gibson's injury is at this point, but Miller would likely take on a large portion of the starts if the former misses much time.
Miller stopped 32 of 35 shots in a 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche.
Miller gave up a third-period equalizer to the Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon, but Rickard Rakell sealed it for the Ducks late in overtime. The win was Miller's 386th of his career, good for 15th all-time as he passed Mike Vernon. The 39-year-old netminder is 8-6-3 with a 3.04 GAA and a .908 save percentage in 20 appearances. Expect head coach Dallas Eakins to go back to John Gibson for Friday's game against the Maple Leafs.
Miller will defend the road cage against Colorado on Wednesday.
This will be Miller's first start since Feb. 17. He's been a sturdy No. 2 to John Gibson this season, and he's been outstanding on the road since the calendar flipped to 2020. Over six road appearances, he's notched a .925 save percentage and a 3-1-1 record. He'll need to summon some magic against the Avalanche, though, as they've won seven straight games.
Miller made 15 saves on 16 shots during the third period in relief during a 6-2 loss to the Blackhawks on Tuesday.
It came in a small sample, but this was Miller's best performance since the beginning of February. With this performance, though, not much changed in Miller's overall numbers. He is still 7-6-3 with a 3.06 GAA and .908 save percentage in 19 appearances.
Miller (illness) was back at practice Monday, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
Miller sat out of Sunday's loss to the Devils, and Anthony Stolarz was recalled to be John Gibson's backup. With Miller seemingly healthy again, Stolarz will likely be sent back down. Miller is expected to start one game during the team's upcoming back-to-back Tuesday against Chicago and Wednesday against Colorado. The veteran netminder has posted a .907 save percentage and 7-6-3 record this season.
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