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STAT COUNT: RYAN MILLER

Thursday, 08.28.2008 / 2:09 PM / Features
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STAT COUNT: RYAN MILLER
Ryan Miller (Photo: Getty Images)
[Editor's Note: Stat Count highlights  the Buffalo Sabres accomplishments on the ice in the 2007-08 season. Each week, Stat Count will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week centers on goaltender Ryan Miller.]


Times netminder Ryan Miller has allowed a goal on a penalty shot in his career, remaining perfect in 2007-08 and stopping all three attempts. Miller is 7-for-7 all-time in the situation, with the last attempt coming Feb. 27, 2008 against Nashville’s Scott Nichol.

Shutouts Miller earned on the year, marking a career-high. Miller now has seven NHL shutouts, tying Bob Sauve for sixth all-time in franchise history.

Consecutive starts made by Miller from Jan. 24 to April 3, marking a career-high. Miller compiled an 18-10-5 record in that span. Gerry Desjardins holds the Buffalo single-season record for consecutive starts by a goaltender with 39 in 1976-77.

Games played in 2007-08, making him Buffalo’s all-time goalie leader for games played in a single season. The Michigan native surpassed Martin Biron (2001-02), Dominik Hasek (1997-98) and Don Edwards (1977-78) who were all previously tied for the record at 72 games. Former Sabres netminder Grant Fuhr holds the NHL record with 79 games played in 1995-96 with the St. Louis Blues.

Career NHL victory earned Feb. 10 in a 5-3 bout against the Florida Panthers. Miller collected 112 career wins by the end of the season, surpassing Daren Puppa (96 wins) to become the fifth-ranked goaltender all-time in that category for the Buffalo Sabres.

Career NHL game played March 25 against the Ottawa Senators. Participating in 205 career games, Miller surpassed Jacques Cloutier (144) and Roger Crozier (202) to rank seventh in franchise history.

Shots faced by the netminder in 2007-08. Only Florida Panthers’ goaltender Tomas Vokoun saw more on the year, facing 2,213shots. Miller ranks fourth in that category for Sabres single-season records, behind only Crozier 1971-72 (2,190) and Hasek 1996-97 (2,177) 1997-98 (2,149).

Minutes Miller played in the 2007-08 campaign, breaking the Sabres single-season record previously held by Dominik Hasek with 4,220 minutes in 1997-98. Miller ranked third in the League with time in the crease behind only Martin Brodeur (4,635) and Evgeni Nabokov (4,561). He has played 12,118 minutes in his NHL career.

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