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Defensive Player of the Week

Monday, 02.6.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / 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.

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Ennis 78 20 26 -19 46
M. Moulson 77 13 28 -11 41
B. Gionta 69 13 22 -13 35
Z. Girgensons 61 15 15 -16 30
C. Stewart 61 11 14 -30 25
D. Stafford 50 9 15 -18 24
R. Ristolainen 78 8 12 -32 20
M. Foligno 57 8 12 -5 20
B. Flynn 54 5 12 -3 17
J. Larsson 39 6 10 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Enroth 13 21 2 .903 3.27
M. Neuvirth 6 17 3 .918 2.99