Buffalo (WKBW) If it was Ryan Miller's final game with the Buffalo Sabres he will leave with a win. The goaltender made 36 saves to lift the Sabres to a 3-2 victory over the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.
Miller carried his team just hours after Sabres General Manager Tim Murray told reporters that he was trying to move the veteran goaltender by the trade deadline on March 5th. Miller's future has been a topic for months, he discussed it after the win. "I'm going to be 34 this year. Let's be realistic", said Miller. "It's tough to try and correlate what they are going to do, what they can do, and what I might need to do for my career. I don't want to close anything off right now. I know they are looking around for opportunities. I think that's the best for everyone.", Miller continued.
Miller played in 540th game for the Sabres on Tuesday night. He has played all 11 seasons of his NHL career with the Sabres. He is in the final year of his contract, and set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.
Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff helped Millers cause on Tuesday. Ehrhoff scored a pair of goals including the game winner with 54 seconds left to play. Tyler Ennis added his 14th of the season earlier in the third period.
The Sabres host the Boston Bruins on Wednesday.