'The Wings won for the sixth time in their last eight games (6-1-1) despite having 10 regulars out the lineup because of injuries.'
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'It was a rougher night for Ryan, who allowed seven goals on 23 shots. Kevin earned an assist and had a plus-1 rating in 11 minutes, 43 seconds.'
After a shaky start, in which Buffalo centre Daniel Briere scored from behind the net 4:43 into the first, Joseph at times looked like the NHL starter he expects to be again.
'Though Ryan Miller is playing because of a freak injury to starter Mika Noronen, whose neck was cut by Chris Drury's skate in practice earlier this week, it's worth noting that he was recalled from Rochester before Noronen got hurt in practice Tuesday. It's also worth noting that he's getting the start over Martin Biron, who started the season as the Sabres No. 1 goalie. "Even as a kid we knew two things," Kevin Miller said. "We knew he was going to be big, because his father was big, and we knew he was going to be good."'
'Daniel Briere and Jochen Hecht scored for the Sabres, who lost their third straight and are 1-4 in their last five.'
'"I'm disappointed, obviously," said Miller, who has a 1.55 goals-against average at Rochester. "I'll come back to practice tomorrow, see what happens. If I'm still around, I'll work hard, get another start, go from there."'
'Detroit gained the huge lead on five goals in the third period, a period which could easily go down as the worst of the season for Buffalo, and the third poor performance in front of Miller.'