Ryan Miller has certainly worked out for Vancouver so far. The 34-year-old goaltender turned aside 29 of 30 shots to lead the Canucks to a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Miller surrendered two or fewer goals in each of his last three starts and that’s allowed Vancouver to win each of those contests. He now has a 6-1-0 record, 2.33 GAA, and .916 save percentage in his first season with the Canucks. This night was particularly special though as it marked Miller’s 300th career victory.
“Means I’ve been playing a while,” he said, per PHT’s Cam Tucker. “It’s a collection of a lot of good teams, good players.”
Miller is just the 30th player to join the 300-win club and he’s in a position to climb up a handful of spots on the all-time list in the near future. He’s tied with Tomas Vokoun (300 wins) for 29th place and isn’t far behind Mike Richter (301), Turk Broda (302), Olaf Kolzig (303), and Billy Smith (305).
On the other end of the spectrum, the Hurricanes fell to 0-6-2 this season. They’re the only team without a win this season — in fact all other clubs have at least two by now. Carolina won’t play again until Nov. 1 (Arizona, 7:00 p.m. ET), so they’ve missed their last chance to earn a victory in October. Even the return of Eric Staal (upper body) wasn’t enough to save them, although he did record an assist and logged 19:50 minutes of ice time.