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When there’s a new leader in any category, it will take its rightful spot on this page. (We’ll add categories as warranted.)
New additions from last night’s 2-1 win over Toronto:
BEST SAVE OF THE YEAR
Ryan Miller on Leafs’ John-Michael Liles (1/21/13 at Air Canada Center)
Robyn Regehr on Flyers’ Scott Laughton (1/20/13 at First Niagara Center)
No video, and not even a real save. Regehr lifted the stick of Laughton, preventing an easy tap-in goal which would’ve given Philly a one goal lead with about 7:30 to play in the 3rd.
BEST PENALTY KILL OF THE YEAR
Sabres kill 1:37 of 5-on-3 in 1st period vs. Leafs (1/21/13 at Air Canada Center)
Miller got off to a quick start and shined when his team took three consecutive penalties in a span of 1:37 with just over five minutes left in the first period.
With Tyler Myers and Drew Stafford already in the box with minor penalties, Steve Ott was assessed a two-minute penalty for closing his hand on the puck, prompting Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle to call a timeout. However, once play resumed, his club tried in vain to get the puck past the Sabres’ netminder.
Note: Word is that, due to a “clock malfunction,” the Sabres actually killed an additional :28 on top of the official 1:37.