Buffalo Sabres 2013-14 Preview: Goaltending

September 16th, 2013 by Matt Clouden Leave a reply »
The Buffalo Sabres' goaltenders were busy last season. 

The Sabres ranked dead last in the NHL by allowing 33.5 shots per game last season, with a significant gap between them and the 29th-rated team, the Edmonton Oilers. 

While the Sabres' defense likely will not be as porous as it was last season, the Sabres' netminders likely figure to be active again. That means the lynch pin to the team's success likely rests in the crease each night. 

This puts a big spotlight on Ryan Miller or Jhonas Enroth every single game night. 

Miller, despite seemingly having one foot out the door for most of the offseason, is back with the Sabres for at least the start of the season. Miller had a down year last year, posting a 2.81 goals against average, a career-high. 

While Miller may not be the Vezina Trophy-winning, Olympic MVP he was four years ago, he still has the ability to be a top netminder in the NHL. The Sabres may be hoping that he finds the magic of the last Olympics this year with a spot on this year's USA team in question. 

Either way, the Miller situation is extremely fluid. There are ...

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