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Defensive Player of the Week

Monday, 02.06.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Defensive Player of the Week

February 6, 2006

Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller, who led the Sabres to three victories with a 1.63 goals-against average and .944 save percentage, is the League’s Defensive Player of the Week.

Goaltenders Manny Legace of the Detroit Red Wings (3-0-0, 1.29 GAA, one shutout), Cristobal Huet of the Montreal Canadiens (2-1-0, 1.40 GAA, two shutouts in four games) and Curtis Sanford of the St. Louis Blues (3-1-0, 3.11 GAA) were runners-up for the defensive award.

Miller began the week by turning aside 35 of 37 shots as the Sabres defeated the Atlanta Thrashers 5-2 on Jan. 31. He made 21 saves in a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers Feb. 2 and stopped 28 of 29 shots in a 2-1 shootout victory over the Ottawa Senators Feb. 4. Miller turned aside all three Ottawa shootout attempts, improving his season record in shootouts to 3-0 and his save percentage to .889 (eight saves in nine attempts).

Miller has posted a 18-7-0 record, a 2.18 goals-against average and .925 save percentage, helping the Sabres (34-15-3, 71 points) reach second place in the Northeast Division and seventh in the NHL overall. He has won his past five starts and is 12-3-0 since returning from a broken thumb Dec. 19.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82