Ryan Miller stopped 83 of 85 shots, went 3-0-0 and posted two shutouts in three games last week, and that was enough for him to be named NHL First Star of the Week today. Corey Perry of Anaheim was No. 2 and Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who had two shutouts and was 2-0-1, was named No. 3. "It's nice this time of year to have a little stretch where you're recognized like that I guess," Miller said after practice today in HSBC Arena. "It lines up with the way we've been playing as a team, really paying attention to detail and with good emotion in the game. I guess that's exactly what we need this time of year. A goalie a lot of times can be a difference-maker but is really a reflection of the way the team plays." Miller posted an 0.67 goals-against average and .976 save percentage last week. After struggling early with injuries and the team's poor play, Miller has improved his record to 33-21-8 with a 2.58 GAA and .916 save percentage. His 220 career wins are 14 shy of Dominik Hasek's franchise record, so he should be looking at that sometime early next season.
Miller named NHL's first star of the week
Buffalo News | Mar 29