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April 27, 2010

Bruins never let it be Miller Time

BOSTON — Ryan Miller might have been the best player on the ice during the last 11 days. Heck, you might even say he has been the best hockey player in the world over the last eight months.

That and $1.90 will get you a medium coffee at Dunkin Donuts.

The Buffalo Sabres goalie had a career high in wins (41) and career low in goals against (2.22) this season, not to mention a heroic effort in the Olympics as the USA's top netminder.

He didn't feel like a winner last night, though, after allowing only 15 goals in six games versus the Bruins.

"I am not shocked (the season is over) because we gave up a few leads in the series and that's what happens in a league like this," said Miller.

Miller said that the key last night was that the Bruins got the lead and never wavered.

"They were able to capitalize on those power plays and they got up and running," said Miller. "Anything we could do seemed to be a little too late. They got a little separation in the third. We did a good job of responding, but gave them a little too much."

Miller's counterpart, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, said the USA Olympic star puts a lot of pressure on the opposing goalie.

"It's never easy to score (off him)," said Rask. "If you don't get traffic and make those plays we did today, you're not going to score on him ... No matter how good you are, if you can't see the puck, you're not going to stop it."

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