Focus Is On Miller As Flyers Face Buffalo

7 Dec

If Ryan Miller thought last year’s Flyers were a bunch of mass murders, it’s curious what he thinks about his opponents this season. For the second time this season, Miller was the subject of a controversial hit. On Saturday night, Nashville’s Jordan Tootoo drilled Miller while driving to the net and was subsequently suspended two games as a punishment.

Video of the hit is below.

This was Miller’s first game back after sustaining a concussion in a hit from Boston’s Milan Lucic on Nov. 12.

Miller was sharp on Saturday night, making 32 saves, but his season leading up to that game has been a bit shaky. In November he allowed 11 goals in three games before the concussion, one of them to the Flyers, a 3-2 Philadelphia win on Nov. 2.

But Miller isn’t the only key to this game for the Flyers. Thomas Vanek remains the Sabres’ most dangerous player with 12 goals and 15 assists. He is the only Sabre in double figures in goals. The Flyers, the most offensive team in the league, have three.

Buffalo has been kind to the Flyers in the regular season. They have gotten points in each of their last eight games at First Niagara Center, dating back to February of 2008.

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