‘“It’s nice this time of year to have a little stretch where you’re recognized like that, but I guess it kind of depends on the way we’ve been playing as a team, too. Really paying attention to detail, I think we have good emotion in the game and I think that’s exactly what we need this time of year,” Miller said.’
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‘The NHL’s original plan to have six of its teams open the regular season overseas next season has been downsized to four, sources told ESPN.com on Saturday. The Edmonton Oilers and Washington Capitals, part of the original six teams asked to participate, are no longer in the mix for the Premiere Games, the sources said. The New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks and Buffalo Sabres remain slated to open next season in Europe.
‘The Sabres are eighth in the NHL and third in the Eastern Conference with 217 goals (not counting shootout winners). That’s 16 more than the Alex Ovechkin-led Washington Capitals, eight more than Pittsburgh and even with Steven Stamkos-led Tampa Bay.’
‘The recipe for success against Miller is simple: Get traffic in front of him. It was on the board prior to the previous meeting between the teams two weeks ago, a message the players obviously took to heart.’