The start was the worst-case scenario Tuesday night for Ryan Miller. Two goals by the Winnipeg Jets on the first four shots in less than six minutes. Another 2-0 deficit and more jeers from the First Niagara Center crowd.

This time, however, there was no early hook for Miller like he endured last Wednesday against Philadelphia. He recovered to limit the Jets to one goal in the final 44 minutes, finishing with 26 saves as the Sabres rallied for a 6-5 overtime victory.

"It was nice to make it to the second period this time," Miller deadpanned. "To be honest, after those first two, it was like 'Yeah, OK, we're gonna do this again, huh?' I just tried to slowly keep myself in the game."