Watch Ryan Miller’s robberies of Carl Soderberg, Erik Johnson

Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller spent his Sunday night frustrating the Colorado Avalanche. Of the 37 saves Miller made, none were better than incredible pad stops he made on Carl Soderberg and Erik Johnson.
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Patrick Roy spent his entire playing career frustrating opposing shooters and coaching staffs with remarkable stops, so it must be strange for him to stand and watch as his Colorado Avalanche are repeatedly stymied by incredible saves. Sunday night, Canucks netminder Ryan Miller put on a show against Roy’s squad.

At points in Sunday’s tilt, Miller looked unbeatable, and for all but the final 42 seconds of the contest he was. Behind Miller’s incredible 37-save performance, the Canucks snapped a four-game losing streak. It should have been clear to Roy by the end of the final frame that nothing he could have possibly done would have solved Miller.

In the first period, the 35-year-old netminder made one of his best stops of the season when he went post-to-post in a flash to rob Carl Soderberg with a huge pad save:

The stop with Miller’s right pad was a sign of things to come. At nearly the exact same point in the second frame, Miller used his right leg to make another ridiculous save, this time shooting out his right toe to kick away what looked like an open-net opportunity for defenseman Erik Johnson:

The Avalanche finally solved Miller late in the third period following a wild net-front scramble, but it would be the only time Colorado got on the board. It unfortunately snapped Miller’s bid for his second shutout of the season, but he’ll take the win and the boost to his numbers. Following Sunday’s game, Miller is 13-17-8 with a 2.60 goals-against average and .917 save percentage.

Miller, whose play has been up-and-down this season, has one more season remaining on a three-year, $18-million deal he signed with Vancouver in 2014.

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