No Miller Time For The Blackhawks’ Wings In Buffalo

December 11th, 2009 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
Early afternoon news out of Buffalo could greatly help the Chicago Blackhawks as they try to continue a hot streak against Eastern Conference teams to begin December. The Sabres will start former Blackhawks’ goaltender Patrick Lalime tonight instead of Ryan Miller.

Miller leads the NHL in goals against average (1.82) and save percentage (.938). But the Sabres had a hard fought 3-0 victory over Washington on Wednesday and it appears Buffalo will sit Miller out of tonight’s game. The difference between Miller and Lalime will be enormous tonight. Lalime is 0-2-0 with a 4.54 goals against average and a lousy .836 save percentage.

For the Hawks, this will be an interesting return home for Patrick Kane after this summer’s cab scandal. I’m pretty sure the team will be taking care of his transportation to and from this evening’s game, and hopefully Kaner can get back on the board back in Buffalo.

The Blackhawks’ leading scorer hasn’t put the puck in the net in eight games, and has watched teammate Dustin Byfuglien catch him with nine goals atop the team leader board.

Also returning to Buffalo, is defenseman Brian Campbell, w ...

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