Ryan Miller didn’t play particularly well the last time he saw the Philadelphia Flyers, and he knew he’d need to be better tonight after giving up a few so-so goals against the Dallas Stars in his last outing. The St. Louis Blues came out flat on home ice, and Miller was the difference maker in a lopsided opening ten minutes of action.
St. Louis gave up several odd-man rushes to the offensively capable Flyers, but Miller was there to bail them out with timely saves like this one.
That’s a tough stop to make, and Miller made it look easy. Through two periods he’s clearly been the best player on the ice for both teams, and to this point, it’s been his strongest outing since joining the Blues prior to the trade deadline. Michael Raffl might have been able to finish this chance if he had elevated the puck, but Miller had an impressive amount of the low net covered and it would have taken a perfect shot from the Flyer.
The outcome of this contest is still up in the air, but there’s no question that Miller kept the Blues in this one early with saves like this.
(H/T to @MyRegularFace for the GIF)