BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -Sabres goalie Ryan Miller was escorted off the ice with a bloody nose after being struck on the mask by a slap shot 3 minutes into the second period of Buffalo's game against Nashville on Wednesday.
Miller looked woozy, and briefly collapsed to the ice after being hit by Marek Zidlicky's blast from inside the blue line. Jan Hlavac, making his Predators debut, scored on the play by depositing the rebound into the open left side.
Blood dripped from Miller's nose after a trainer helped him, and the goalie got up to his knees in the crease.
Miller then skated off on his own and went immediately to the Sabres locker room. He was appearing in his 17th straight game, and 59th of the season. He had stopped the first 13 shots he faced, before Hlavac's goal cut Buffalo's lead to 3-1.
Sabres backup Jocelyn Thibault came on in relief. There was no immediate report on Miller's condition.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail East barn-burner on tap in nation's capital Connor McDavid has already accomplished a great deal during his brief career. But can the 20-year-old wunderkind power Edmonton past the league-leading...
Thumbnail New York still has work to do down the stretch The Rangers’ recent power-play drought is well-documented. Nonetheless, special teams issues certainly haven’t curtailed New York’s charge up the...
Thumbnail Gibson and Co. in need of bounce-back effort Fans and pundits alike raised their eyebrows when the Bruins relieved coach Claude Julien of his duties on Feb. 7. Now, though, any and all apprehension...
Thumbnail Stastny should give Note a jolt Over the weekend, St. Louis suffered an expected loss to one of the Eastern Conference’s bottom-feeders. Will Mike Yeo’s bunch regain its groove against the markedly...
Thumbnail Red-hot Florida faces off with Los Angeles Buoyed by the return of two key forwards, the Panthers have reeled off three consecutive victories. Can Los Angeles put an end to...

NHL Team Pages