Niagara Gazette


November 7, 2006

SABRES BLOG: Shirts of Miller, Pominville are hot

Nov. 7

Shirts of Miller, Pominville are hot

Jason Pominville didn’t even start last season in a Buffalo uniform, but now his name is on the back of plenty of Sabres’ jerseys.

Pominville, who has nine goals in his first 14 games, ranked sixth in jersey sales through the month of October, according to

In fact, five of the top 10 selling jerseys are Sabres and sales of the team’s merchandise are up 1,170 percent.

Here’s the list:

1. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh; 2. Ryan Miller, Buffalo; 3. Alexander Ovechkin, Washington; 4. Maxim Afinogenov , Buffalo

5. Chris Drury, Buffalo; 6. Jason Pominville , Buffalo; 7. Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh; 8. Peter Forsberg, Philadelphia; 9. Daniel Briere, Buffalo; 10. Jaromir Jagr, New York Rangers.


Nov. 1

Miller named NHL’s best of October

As you might expect with the best opening month in franchise history, the awards keep streaming in for the Sabres, who play at Boston tonight.

Sabres goalie Ryan Miller was named the National Hockey League’s First Star for October, posting an 8-0-1 record with a 2.36 goals against average.

Miller’s 3-0 shutout over the New York Islanders was one of many highlights as the goalie finished nine games with a .921 save percentage

“I think it's well deserved,” Lindy Ruff said. “He's won us games and made key saves when games were on the line.”


Oct. 31

Pyatt riding Sedins’ coattails

Only a near-perfect start for the Sabres has allowed fans to stomach the news that Taylor Pyatt, he who took underachieving to a new level, leads the Vancouver Canucks with six goals through the team’s first dozen games.

“He’s big and has good hands in front of the net so I’m not surprised at all,” Daniel Sedin told the Vancouver Province about Pyatt. “Hopefully, he can keep it going.”

If he stays healthy, chances are he can. Last season, Anson Carter finished with 33 goals, the most on the Canucks, after playing with Sedin and his twin brother, Henrik. After signing a $2.5 million contract with Columbus — and parting ways with the high-flying twins — Carter has lit the lamp just once this year.

“I didn't realize how good they were until I had a chance to come here and see them first- hand and play along side them,” Pyatt said of the Sedins.


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