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Buffalo Sabres 1 Montreal Canadiens 0: Miller Stars as Sabres Win Streak Hits Four

Ryan Miller and Tim Connolly were the stars as the Sabres capped a great day for Buffalo Sports teams. The day began with the Buffalo Bills dominating the previously one loss Indianapolis Colts at frigid Ralph Wilson Stadium on their way to a 30-7 victory {read Buffalo Rumblings for details} and it concluded with a masterful performance by Ryan Miller in a 1-0 shutout victory.

It was the fifth shutout of the season for Miller who is well on his way to being the starting goalie for USA at the Olympics, the Vezina Trophy winner and quite possibly the Hart Trophy winner. It has been nearly a decade since we were treated to goaltending of this caliber in Buffalo. Miller made 29 saves including nine in the third period, many of which came in the final minutes.

The Sabres offense continued to struggle but a rebound goal by Connolly proved to be enough because of Miller. Buffalo started slow again but picked up their play early in the second period and were the better team for the better part of the second and third periods. Although they controlled play and generated some chances, they continue to lack finish in front of the net.

Despite the offensive struggles this was a quality road win by a team that continues to lead the Northeast Division.

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