Toronto Maple Leafs: Out To Beat The Ghost Of Buffalo Past

December 21st, 2009 by Dino Mori Leave a reply »
The Toronto Maple Leafs are hoping that Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller is in the giving spirit when his Sabres pay a visit to the Air Canada Center Monday night.

Miller has performed more like the Grinch against Toronto, posting a stingy 1.25 goals against average and a .961 save percentage in his last nine starts against them.

He is 3-0 so far this year against Toronto, including last Friday's 5-2 victory at the HSBC Arena.  Miller made 40 saves on this night and back on Nov. 30 shutout the Maple Leafs, 3-0, at the ACC.

The Sabres netminder is 20-7 lifetime against the Maple Leafs, the most victories recorded versus any other NHL opponent.

Miller leads the NHL in both save percentage (.937) and goals against average (1.89).  He is tied for third in wins with Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick (20), behind Pittsburgh's Marc Andre Fleury (21) and New Jersey's Martin Brodeur (22). 

He is also atop the league in shutouts, along with Phoenix's Ilya Bryzgalov, with four.

Barring an injury, the 29-year old native of Lansing, Michigan is the odds on favourite to be the starting netminder for the United States team a ...

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