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Ryan Miller will have his number retired by the Buffalo Sabres next season with a resume that speaks for itself: the most NHL wins by an American goalie (387), the 2010 Vezina Trophy and a silver medal as MVP of the 2010 Olympics during his 18 seasons in the NHL.
As insightful off the ice as he was brilliant on it, and a true student of the position, Miller always seemed like the ideal Pro Reads candidate and he hasn’t disappointed, with six stellar entries into this video breakdown series already, and more great stuff below in No. 7.


This time Miller breaks down an in-zone sequence against the Washington Capitals, with his Anaheim Ducks looking to be in good shape before losing the puck along the wall. Even then, the Ducks have numbers in their own zone as the puck is sent down below the net.
This sequence is a bit harder to break down in terms of looking for information in still photos or freeze frames, so let’s just cut right to the save video and see what you think:

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