Sabres Host Islanders for Ryan Miller NightBuffalo Sabres (21-19-3) vs. New York Islanders (23-19-4) Puck Drop: 7:30 PM EST | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY TV: MSG-B Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Islanders Blog: Lighthouse Hockey Know Your Opponent New York Islanders Record: 23-19-4 | 50 PTS Last Game: 4-1 loss vs. Boston Bruins Division Ranking: 6th in Metropolitan Division PP: 17% (27th) PK: 82. 4% (5th) What to Watch 1. “Millerrrrr... stops ‘em cold! ” Tonight will be a milestone night for former goaltender Ryan Miller as he will be the 43rd player inducted into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame.
His number banner (30) will be lifted into the rafters during the ceremony, which commences at 6:00. Miller played for the Blue and Gold from 2002 until 2014. During this tenure here, he made 14, 847 saves, recorded 28 shutouts out of his career total of 44, and won the Vezina Trophy in 2010 - the same year he stood on his head to lead team USA to silver at the Winter Olympics, where he was also named Olympic MVP. As of 2019, he is now the most winningest American-born goaltender in NHL history with 391 career wins, 284 of which were with Buffalo.
Who’s hot? There are definitely a handful of players to keep an eye on tonight. For the Islanders, forward Brock Nelson leads his club in goals with 15. Fellow center Mathew Barzal leads New York in both assists and points with 30 and 41, respectively. No surprise here: Tage Thompson leads the Sabres in several scoring categories. His 32 goals are the most on the team as well as his total in points (59), shots on goal (182), even-strength goals (17), and power-play points (24). He has also tallied eight points in his last eight games. Other honorable mentions include Alex Tuch, who has 36 points in his last 28 games.
Live coverage: Ryan Miller Night - Buffalo Sabres vs. New York IslandersIt's Ryan Miller Night tonight as the Buffalo Sabres face off against the New York Islanders at 7:38 p. m. in KeyBank Center. The pregame ceremony to induct Miller into the Sabres Hall of Fame and retire his No. 30 starts at 6 p. The ceremony is expected to last around 50 minutes, with the Sabres and Islanders taking their normal pregame warmup after it's completed, starting at 6:59. Faceoff is scheduled for 7:38.
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