Ryan Miller gloves RJ Umberger’s one-timer Saturday. ©2014, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres goalie Ryan Miller explains Saturday’s slick glove save

BUFFALO – A little more than halfway through the first period in Columbus’ 4-3 shootout victory Saturday, Sabres defenseman Jamie McBain pinched into the right circle was tripped by Nick Foligno, creating a two-on-one break.

With only defenseman Brayden McNabb defending, Foligno zoomed down the left wing into the circle and dished to RJ Umberger, who one-timed the feed.

Incredibly, Sabres goalie Ryan Miller got across his crease and snagged Umberger’s shot.

Here’s how Miller explained the scintillating glove stop:

“I got a little flat-footed and stuck there. I got a little lucky and he shot back into me by maybe three or four feet. You don’t put your glove there nothing good’s going to happen. So happy to get a hold of it.”

We’re happy ace photographer Dan Hickling got a hold of one of the best hockey shots this season.

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