Ryan Miller ties Vanbiesbrouck for goaltending record
Ryan Miller, East Lansing native, now shares an NHL record with native Detroiter John Vanbiesbrouck.
East Lansing native and Michigan State alum Ryan Miller didn’t even start Sunday’s Anaheim Ducks-Washington Capitals game. But he was the goaltender of record when the visiting Ducks rallied to beat the Stanley Cup champions, 6-5, on Sunday.
The win gave Miller his 374th career victory, which ties him with Detroit native John Vanbiesbrouck for the most NHL wins all-time by an American-born goaltender.
"It was a wild game to have it happen," Miller told NHL.com. “It's probably the right way to do it.”
The Ducks were trailing 3-1 when Miller came into the game in relief of John Gibson 13:19 into the first period. He made 19 saves to keep his team close until Anaheim could come from behind to win it.
"I've had a lot of guys over the years put it on the line so I could get a win in my column,” said Miller. “And tonight's a reflection of that kind of group effort."