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Miller was nearly perfect Thursday against the Blues, allowing only a Kevin Shattenkirk power-play goal among 32 shots in a 4-1 win.
Miller left St. Louis with a bad taste in his mouth; after being traded there by the Sabres at last year's deadline, he posted an uninspiring .903 GAA in the regular season and then washed out in the first round of the playoffs. The Blues let him walk, he signed a three-year deal with the Canucks, and he returned for revenge Thursday. Despite a couple of uneven outings, Miller now holds a 4-1 record on the season.
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Miller was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and will be in the net Thursday against the Blues, Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province reports.
As expected, Miller will get the nod against his former squad, with the Blues countering with Jake Allen in the net. Miller is 3-1-0 with a 3.20 GAA and .884 save percentage in four outings with Vancouver this season.
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Coach Willie Desjardins strongly hinted that Miller would be back in the crease Thursday against the Blues, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports.
Miller was surprisingly dreadful Tuesday against the Capitals, giving up five goals on 13 shots before Desjardins pulled him early in the second period. The goalie's solid work in three starts prior to that (all wins) won't give Desjardins any qualms about returning the net to him, especially against a Blues squad that chose not to re-sign him in the offseason.
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Miller was removed from Tuesday's loss to Dallas early in the second period after giving up five goals on 13 shots.
After three season-opening victories, this is a stunning step back for Miller, who gave up four of the goals within a period of 3:31 spanning at the end of the first and start of the second period. Eddie Lack stopped 14 of 15 after stepping in.
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Miller will be in the net Tuesday versus the Stars, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports.
Miller received his first rest of the season in the Canucks' previous game against the Lightning on Saturday, will backup Eddie Lack taking the loss in his stead. The 34-year-old Miller figures to be rested later in the week when the Canucks play another back-to-back set, but the three-year, $18 million contract he signed in the offseason ensures he'll see a large workload this season. He's been generally excellent in his first three turns with the Canucks, winning all of his starts and posting a 1.95 GAA and .927 save percentage.
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Miller was magnificent Friday against the Oilers, shutting out the opposition with a 28-save effort.
In claiming his 30th career shutout, Miller improved his season record to 3-0, and his career mark versus the Oilers to 9-0. Miller was fortunate to receive some quality offense support in notching his first two victories of the season, but Friday's victory was earned mostly by his own merits.
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Miller was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and is in line to start Friday against the Oilers.
Miller will put a 8-0-0 career record at stake against the struggling Oilers, who look to be one of the worst teams in the Western Conference yet again. Meanwhile, Miller has reeled off two wins in his first two outings with Vancouver, though he needed his offense to bail him out in his most recent turn.
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Miller denied only 25 of 29 shots in regulation and overtime, but saved all three of the shootout attempts he faced to come away with a victory Saturday against the Oilers.
Miller was shaky for the game's first 30 minutes to put the Canucks in a 4-2 hole, but his mates bailed him out by generating seven power-play opportunities on the evening, cashing in on two of them to tie the score. The 34-year-old would put the clamps on the Oilers in the third period and overtime, delivering his biggest save on a Taylor Hall blast with about nine minutes to go. With the victory, Miller improved his record with the Canucks to 2-0.
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Miller will be in the crease Saturday against the Oilers, Jeff Paterson of TSN Radio 1040 reports.
Miller was steady in his Canucks debut Wednesday, limiting the Flames to two goals on 25 shots in the victory. With another inferior opponent in Edmonton on the docket, Miller will have a fair chance at moving to 2-0 on the season, a far cry from the 12 games it took for him to notch his second victory in 2013-14 with the Sabres.
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Miller stopped 23 of the 25 shots he faced in Wednesday's preseason win over Calgary.
Miller was solid in his regular-season Canucks' debut, shutting the door in the final period to help his team hold on for a 4-2 win. With new offesnive firepower up front in Radim Vrbata, Nick Bonino, and Linden Vey, Miller could post great win totals in Vancouver. Miller is the team's clear-cut starting goalie, but if he struggles down the road, backup Eddie Lack could steal some of his starts.