In the opening seconds of a historic victory, Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller had a serious “uh-oh” moment.
A quirky bounce off the glass gave New York Islanders forward Shawn Bates a chance in front. Miller turned aside the slap shot — and the other 28 pucks that later sailed his way — in backstopping Buffalo’s 10th straight victory Thursday night, tying the Sabres for an NHL record to open the season.
He’s famous for speaking off the cuff and going with his gut, but a recent study suggests there may be something more to one of Don Cherry’s familiar rants Â— namely, that there are too many Europeans in the NHL.
In a study to be published in the medical journal Human Movement Science, graduate student Derek Panchuk and professor Joan Vickers, who discovered the “Quiet Eye” phenomenon, found that the best goaltenders rest their gaze directly on the puck and the shooter’s stick almost a full second before the shot is released.
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