So, the Sabres scored 6 goals against the Islanders, and lost. Ryan Miller had a post-game meltdownafter a question from noted feces enthusiast John Vogl. A bad question, a worse answer after a horrible game. Buffalo is still in the driver’s seat as far as taking a playoff spot, but Ryan’s issues, whether mental, physical or a combination make you wonder if the push is a good idea. Should he play game after game after game if his numbers are suffering, just to squeak into the playoffs and go out with a whimper? I know the hope is that you become last year’s Flyers, but as a fan that’s tough to swallow after winning the division. Would any trade even fix this? You’re not getting a better goalie than Miller, and it’s obvious no backup is getting played unless Miller’s car gets set on fire by some Montreal fans prematurely celebrating a playoff spot. I suppose the best bet is to trade for more scoring and hope you can outscore your opponents. Not easy.
There are some nice things to talk about despite them being overshadowed by Millsygate. Drew Stafford had his fourth hat-trick of the year and continues to muddy the trade him/sign him debate. Tyler Myers has scored twice in as many games, he needs to be appearing on the scoresheet more if his team is making that playoff run. Ennis and Gerbe are both contributing (a few giveaways there too but hey, rookies).
Does Miller getting shelled (and NOT pulled) have any effect on whether or not he plays tomorrow and Wednesday?