Ryan Miller G VAN 1 month ago

Miller allowed five goals on 31 shots in Saturday's series-ending Game 6 loss to Calgary.

This marks the second straight year Miller has been acquired by a new team but that team has failed to make it out of the first round of the playoffs. It was an awful night for Miller, who had played very well in Games 4 and 5. While it's easy to point the finger at the goalie, the Canucks blew a 3-0 lead in the game and left the 34-year-old out to dry on a few of the goals. Eddie Lack proved his worth in the regular season and at times in the playoffs, but Miller still remains the starting goaltender in Vancouver as the Canucks enter the 2015 offseason.

Ryan Miller G VAN 1 month ago

Miller will start in net against the Flames for Game 6 on Saturday.

Miller made the most of a relief appearance in Game 4 and had a solid outing as the starter in Game 5 that secured his spot in net for Saturday. His last time out resulted in 20 saves and one goal allowed, but the 34-year-old will be taking the ice for a second-straight elimination game.

Ryan Miller G VAN 1 month ago

Miller stopped 20 of 21 shots and got just enough help from his teammates Thursday to escape with a 2-1 Game 5 victory against the Flames and stay alive in the series.

After a strong relief appearance in Game 4, Miller didn't miss a step in Game 5, and his teammates were all over Jonas Hiller on the other end, firing 43 shots -- more than twice as many as Miller had to face. It seems almost certain that he'll be back in there Saturday in Calgary for Games 6.

Ryan Miller G VAN 1 month ago

Miller appears on track to start Thursday's game against the Flames, the Vancouver Sun reports.

Official confirmation, either way, of such an assignment should arrive from the Canucks in conjunction with the team's morning skate, but with the squad down in its best-of-seven series 3-1, it looks like Miller will get the nod on Thursday. In his first action since April 11, Miller stopped all 15 shots that he faced in relief Eddie Lack (who carries a. 886 save percentage in the series) in Tuesday's Game 4 loss to Calgary.

Ryan Miller G VAN 1 month ago

Miller stopped all 15 shots he faced in relief of an ineffective Eddie Lack in Tuesday's Game 4 loss to Calgary.

The Canucks now trail the series 3-1 as it heads back to Vancouver, and with Lack -- the starting playoff goalie to this point -- having played poorly in consecutive games, it seems likely that the fate of Vancouver's season gets hung on Miller's shoulders in Game 5.

Ryan Miller G VAN 1 month ago

Miller will serve as the backup goalie for Wednesday's playoff opener against the Flames, as Eddie Lack makes the start, Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun reports.

Miller returned from a seven-week absence due to a knee injury to start Saturday's regular-season finale against the Oilers. A strong turn in goal might have resulted in him earning the nod for Game 1 of the postseason, but he was only able to turn away 23 of 28 shots before escaping with the overtime win. Since Miller wasn't overwhelmingly impressive this season before his return from injury, coach Willie Desjardins opted to stick with Lack, who guided the Canucks to the playoffs while Miller was sidelined. Nonetheless, Lack's overall numbers weren't dramatically better than Miller's, so both goalies could see a fair amount of work throughout the first round.

Ryan Miller G VAN 2 months ago

Miller returned to the lineup Saturday, stopping 23 of 28 shots in an overtime win over the Oilers.

Not a great outing for Miller, especially when you consider the team he was going up against. Don't be too concerned, though, as he was making just his first appearance since April. 11. Miller finishes the season 29-15-1 with a .911 save percentage and 2.53 GAA. While he's recovered from his knee injury, 27-year-old Eddie Lack has been very good of late and it wouldn't be a surprise if Miller is sitting on the bench come Game 1 Wednesday against Calgary.

Ryan Miller G VAN 2 months ago

Miller will be in the crease for the Canucks' season finale against the Oilers.

After being activated from injured reserve Thursday, Miller served as the backup to Eddie Lack in a 5-0 win over the Coyotes. Like the Coyotes, the Oilers are another one of the league's bottom feeders with a 24-44-13 record, presenting Miller with a favorable opportunity to reestablish himself after a six-week absence. Coach Willie Desjardins hasn't labeled either Miller or Lack as his No. 1 goalie entering the postseason, but that could change if Miller excels in Saturday's outing.

Ryan Miller G VAN 2 months ago

Miller (knee) was activated from injured reserve and will serve as the backup to starter Eddie Lack in Thursday's game against the Coyotes, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports.

The Canucks sent Jacob Markstrom back to AHL Utica to clear the way for Miller, who will be active for the first time since spraining his knee in a Feb. 22 game against the Islanders. With Miller checking out fine after practicing with the team the last couple of days, he'll be eased into action as the backup netminder Thursday, but it seems reasonable to expect him to draw the start for the Canucks' final regular-season game Saturday against the Oilers. If Miller fares well in that outing, he could conceivably enter the postseason as the Canucks' No. 1 goalie ahead of Lack, who has posted comparable numbers this season.

Ryan Miller G VAN 2 months ago

Miller (knee) could be healthy enough to serve as the backup goalie to Eddie Lack for Thursday's game against the Coyotes, Jeff Paterson of the TSN 1040 reports.

Miller practiced with the Canucks once again Wednesday, sharing a net with Jacob Markstrom on the opposite end of the ice as Lack. Though Miller still remains listed on the Canucks' injured reserve list and needs to receive medical clearance to play, there appears to be growing momentum that he might be available for one of the last two games of the regular season. If Miller is able to demonstrate that he's sufficiently healthy for the postseason, it's possible he could reclaim the No. 1 job from Lack.