Ryan Miller usually comes out on the bench before the game. ©2014, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres goalie Ryan Miller gathering his thoughts Tuesday

Here’s Dan Hickling, our ace photographer, on capturing Ryan Miller before what could’ve been his last game with the Sabres inside the First Niagara Center, a 36-save effort in a 3-2 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Take it away, Dan …

Fans may have noticed Ryan Miller’s little ritual, in which, a few minutes before warmup, he makes his way to the end of the Sabres’ bench and takes a few moments to compose himself. I usually shoot the visiting team warmup but on Tuesday, shot from the Buffalo bench instead, where I caught Miller lost in thought or prayer before what may have been his last triumph as a Sabre.

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