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Ryan Miller shines in Canucks’ win against Blues

Ryan Miller

Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller (30) makes a save against the Edmonton Oilers during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Edmonton, Alberta. The Canucks won 2-0. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)


It’s not like Ryan Miller spent a long time as a member of the St. Louis Blues, yet he’d be lying if he said tonight’s game meant nothing. He certainly played like he cared, too, as he was the main reason the Vancouver Canucks won 4-1 on Thursday.

Miller held the Blues off the board in the third period despite St. Louis’ 15-4 shot advantage. The 34-year-old stopped 31 out of 32 shots overall.

The most memorable moment of the night might have been when the 34-year-old made a great save on Jori Lehtera and then Nick Bonino scored seconds later:

Here are more highlights from the game:

Miller rewarded Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins for trusting him against the Blues after a tough outing versus the Dallas Stars, as the Vancouver Province’s Jason Botchford notes:

While his comments were fairly subdued, Miller relished this win:

(Sportsnet has more.)

Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock didn’t want to hear any excuses following such a loss, according to’s Lou Korac.

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