St. Louis goalie Ryan Miller made 31 saves in 65 minutes of game play, then stopped Vincent Lecavalier and robbed Claude Giroux in the shootout, as he and was backed by shootout goals from T.J. Oshie and Kevin Shattenkirk in a 1-0 Blues victory against the Philadelphia Flyers at Scottrade Center. It was Miller’s first shutout in 101 games dating back to March 21, 2012.
“We had a good player. He was terrific,” Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said of Miller, who improved to 10-3-1 with the Blues, with a 2.01 goals-against average and .920 save percentage. “He was focused and competitive and whatever else we needed of him. We needed him badly.”
Oshie gave the Blues the lead in the shootout with a backhand shot over Flyers goalie Ray Emery and improved to 9-for-12 this season. Shattenkirk ended the game getting a shot past Emery in the third round after Miller snagged Giroux’s wrister to the glove side.
The Blues improve to 51-17-7 on the season, tying the franchise record for wins set in 1999-2000. They lead the Anaheim Ducks by three points in the Western Conference race for the Stanley Cup Playoffs and trail the Boston Bruins by one point in the race for the Presidents’ Trophy.
Watch Miller rob the Flyers in the second period. Video courtesy of NBCSN.