The Buffalo Sabres were considered to be a near lock to make the playoffs when the NHL betting season began but after a solid start they have been in a free fall since November 19th in which they have lost 22 out of 29 games that included 8 losses in 9 games since January 6th.With United States Olympic hero Ryan Miller as their number one goaltender it was figured in betting circles that such a slump was impossible but that obviously has not proven to be the case as the Sabres will need to play at a much higher clip in order to salvage a playoff spot.Miller has been a big part of the problem rather than a solution with a record of 11-15-2 and a mediocre save percentage of .897. To be sure, Miller has not gotten quality support up front with either the scoring attack or his defensemen but such a save percentage is quite revealing as far as his drop in quality play and dominance. Miller was a near one man team in the past for the Sabres and able to dominate games single handedly but n…

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