As the Chicago Blackhawks (27-13-6) and Buffalo Sabres (19-21-5) prepare to square off tonight at the United Center both teams find themselves surrounded by a familiar story with significantly different themes.
Put the season goaltender statistics of the Blackhawks and Sabres next to each other and it may be a surprise which team boasts an Olympic starting goalie.
Goaltending has been the main topic for Chicago and Buffalo over the last few years. But the Blackhawks, who have had a starting controversy each of the last three seasons, have finally found their number one, while Buffalo, which has revolved around Ryan Miller, has suffered from mediocre net minding all season.
The fact is the Ryan Miller that NHL fans are used to seeing isn’t exactly the Ryan Miller Buffalo has been getting this season.
Miller’s 11-13-2 record with a .898 save percentage and a 3.12 goals against average hardly resembles the .923 save percentage and 2.41 goals against average he maintained over the la…