St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock admits he doesn’t know the intricate details of goaltending. However, after watching his new acquired netminder, Ryan Miller, win his third straight start one thing is certain. Hitch likes what he sees.
“It’s like everything sticks to him. That’s the part I like. … I don’t know the technical part of playing goal, I just know everything sticks to him. That’s good for us.”
Miller made 21 saves and allowed just one goal as the Blues won 2-1 on the road against the Nashville Predators. Since joining the Blues in a trade from the Buffalo Sabres, Miller has stopped 57 of 62 shots for a .919 save percentage and 1.67 goals-against average.
The Blues didn’t get many opportunities early against Pekka Rinne, but they made them count scoring twice on their first eight shots.
Center Steve Ott, also part of last week’s trade with Buffalo, won a faceoff to defenseman Ian Cole, who took a wrist shot beat Rinne high to the glove side at 4:03 of the first period. The goal was Cole’s third of the season. 8:18 of the second period, Blues forward Magnus Paajarvi beat Mike Fisher one-on-one and Paajarvi beat Rinne with a wrist shot.
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