Is this the NHL’s save of the year?
With 2:14 left in regulation in the Buffalo Sabres’ 2-1 shootout win in Washington today, goalie Ryan Miller’s amazing stick save stymied the Capitals’ Mikhail Grabovski, keeping the game tied at 1.
“That’s one of those ones where you’re just completely out of options,” Miller said following game. “The puck came through traffic, hit me right in the pads instead of the stick and I knew I was in trouble. I saw him kind of reload and get in position. … More often than not those guys are going to score. I don’t think he got quite all of it and he gave me time to put a plate on it.”
Miller thwarted the Capitals again, making 28 saves before stopping all three shootout attempts. He’s stopped 77 of Washington’s 79 shots this season and all nine shootout attempts.