Ryan Miller will start Game 5 for Canucks
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The Vancouver Canucks will turn to veteran goalie Ryan Miller for Thursday's must-win Game 5 against the Calgary Flames.
Calgary leads the Western Conference series 3-1 and can close things out with a victory on the road.
The 34-year-old Miller has made just one start since injuring his knee in February, but stopped all 15 shots he faced after coming on in relief of Eddie Lack in Tuesday's 3-1 loss in Game 4.
''He's been in big games before, but the biggest thing is how he played in Calgary,'' Canucks coach Willie Desjardins said. ''I thought he looked really sharp.''
Lack has played 25 of Vancouver's past 27 games and helped guide the team to the playoffs in Miller's absence, but allowed three goals on seven shots on Tuesday.