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BUFFALO, N. Yannick Carrasco Jersey .Y. -- Lingering post-concussion-like headaches didnt prevent Ryan Miller from airing his disappointment Tuesday in the aftermath of being levelled by Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic. The Buffalo Sabres goalie was unhappy with the NHLs decision not to discipline Lucic, who bowled over Miller in the first period of Buffalos 6-2 loss at Boston on Saturday. "Im not going to be happy about it, but Im not going to speak out against it," he said. "Were going to move forward and were going to play some hockey. And hopefully, Im playing hockey sooner than later." And Miller didnt buy Lucics explanation that the forward couldnt avoid a collision that was so hard that it knocked off Millers mask. "I think he said what he had to say to avoid being suspended," Miller said, referring to Lucic having a hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan on Monday. "Its the NHL, man. The guy can skate. He can stop. He can turn. He can pick his head up." Pausing and then adding with a laugh, Miller said: "If he didnt see me then, I dont even know how that could happen." In speaking with reporters for the first time since being diagnosed with a concussion and whiplash on Sunday, Miller chose his words carefully during a nine-minute interview after he sat out practice. Miller provided no timetable for when he might be able to play, saying hes still feeling soreness in his neck and experiencing post-concussion-like symptoms. Miller was hurt 14 minutes into the first period when he skated out to the right circle to play a loose puck that Lucic was attempting to chase down when the two collided. Lucic was issued a two-minute minor for charging. Saying he felt fine after the hit, Miller continued playing through the end of the second period when he began experiencing tightness in his neck and fatigue. Backup Jhonas Enroth took over at the start of the third period. The 2010 Vezina Trophy winner did stick around following the game to speak to the media, during which he called Lucic "gutless." Miller revealed that he and the team went ahead with announcing he had a concussion in a bid to make a case that Lucic should be suspended. Sabres general manager Darcy Regier was expected to raise the issue of protecting goalies at league meetings being held in Toronto on Tuesday. This is the second time Miller has sustained a concussion in eight months. He missed four games in March after being struck by shots to the mask in consecutive games. Miller also missed 13 games late in the 2008-09 season with an ankle injury, which he hurt while being upended behind his net by then-New York Rangers forward Scott Gomez. Shanahan defended his ruling on Monday night, and called it "irresponsible" for the Sabres to suggest that its open season on goalies. The Sabres didnt escape criticism either for their failure to rally to Millers defence following Lucics hit. Following the game, Lucic expressed surprised that the Sabres didnt attempt to get retribution during the game. Miller called the criticism unwarranted. "Lucics a tough guy. what are you going to do, try to hack him, spear him, cheap-shot him? Then youre no better than he is," Miller said. "I try to have their backs. I trust they have mine, so thats the end of that one." The Sabres acknowledged a team meeting was held a day later in Montreal to discuss how they reacted to Miller getting hit. "Weve discussed this as players, weve discussed it as a team and we want to move forward," captain Jason Pominville said. "What was said was said, and weve got to look forward to whats ahead of us and not focus on whats behind us." The Sabres bounced back by overcoming a 2-0 third-period deficit in a 3-2 shootout win over the Canadiens on Monday night. It was their fifth win in six games and pushed them into first place in the Northeast Division. It was a game in which defenceman Tyler Myers -- the NHLs 2010 rookie of the year -- was a healthy scratch for the first time in his career. He was relegated to the press box mostly because of his sloppy play: Myers has only four assists in 16 games, and has been on the ice for seven goals against in his previous four outings. Myers was also on the ice when Miller was bowled over, and among the players who failed to go after Lucic. "Weve handled it as a team and it wont happen again," Myers said. NOTES: Coach Lindy Ruff said hes not made a decision on whether Myers will return Wednesday, when the Sabres host New Jersey. ... LW Jochen Hecht has resumed practising, but theres no timetable for his return. Hes been out since sustaining a concussion in training camp in September. ... C Cody McCormicks status is uncertain after he sustained an undisclosed injury against Montreal. Keylor Navas Jersey . “That was one of the goals we wanted to create is when teams come into this building theres no more of this two points, kiss your relatives and go home,” said Randy Carlyle following a fifth straight victory at the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday night. Isco Jersey . - After an exhilarating win in the snow, Pittsburgh safety Troy Polamalu got even better news when he returned to the locker room. ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jason Vargas final start at home this season demonstrated why the Los Angeles Angels traded for him during the winter, and gave them even more to look forward to from him in 2014. Vargas earned his second shutout of the year with a four-hitter and Howie Kendrick homered, leading the Angels to a 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Vargas (9-7) threw 110 pitches, retiring 15 consecutive batters at one point and striking out five en route to his fifth shutout and 10th complete game in 153 career starts. The As, who clinched their second straight division title Sunday, remain a game behind the Red Sox for the best record in the majors following Bostons 8-3 loss at Colorado. "I think anytime you go up against a team that won the division, you want to pitch well and give it your best," Vargas said. "It was definitely a better game than the last one. I was able to control counts and was able to throw fastballs and curve balls. That made the changeup more effective." The left-hander, who was acquired from Seattle for slugger Kendrys Morales, is 3-3 with a 4.64 ERA in his last nine outings after missing almost two months because of a blood clot near his armpit. "That tells you a lot about how hard he worked to come back, and the professional that he is," pitching coach Mike Butcher said. "Hes pitched great baseball for us. We definitely missed him in the rotation those two months he was gone, because hes going to give you a chance to win every time he takes the ball. He definitely knows how to go out there and compete, and hes picked us up these last nine starts." Vargas becomes a free agent after the season and is hoping to be back with the Angels. "I didnt put any more importance on this one than any other start, regardless of the fact that I was (on the disabled list) or not," he said. "I was throwing good before that. And when you come back from something like that, youve got to make do with what youve got and let the chips fall. I definitely want to go out and pitch well every time out, but thats not going to happen." A.J. Griffin (14-10) gave up three runs and five hits over five innings. The 25-year-old right-hander was 4-0 in his previous five outings, including a no-decision last Wednesday against the Angels when he retired 17 off his final 18 batters and allowed one hit over six innings -- a two-run homer by Mike Trout. Guilherme Siqueira Atletico Madrid Jersey. "A.J.s been consistent all year," manager Bob Melvin said. "Like anybody, hes had a rough stretch or two. But if you look at the overall body of work, its been a pretty consistent year for him and something to be proud of. Based on the way he pitched last year, this is about what we expected -- to be consistent and keep his team in games and win his share of them. And hes done all that." Griffin finished his first full big league campaign with a 3.83 ERA, 171 strikeouts in 200 innings, and a major league-worst 36 home runs allowed. The Oakland single-season record in that department is held by Catfish Hunter, who gave up 39 in 1973 and still won 21 games. "I feel pretty good about the season Ive had," Griffin said. "Its just about being competitive, pounding the strike zone and getting ahead of guys. Home runs happen, but its just part of baseball. Im just trying to contribute here. Weve got a great thing going on with this club and I look forward to being a part of it and doing great things here." For the second straight night, Kendrick homered his first time up after not hitting one in his previous 30 games. The Angels increased the margin to 3-0 in the third on Josh Hamiltons two-out, two-run single with the bases loaded. NOTES: The advance sale for Wednesdays home finale will easily put the Angels over the 3 million mark in attendance for the 11th straight season. They are 16,721 shy. ... 1B umpire John Hirshbeck called Yoenis Cespedes safe and then out on a bang-bang play in the seventh as second baseman Kendrick fielded the ground ball up the middle and completed an inning-ending double play. ... Vargas other shutout this season was a three-hitter against Baltimore on May 3 in Anaheim. ... Kendrick homered in back-to-back games for the second time this season, including July 5-6 against Boston. ... Trout, who was presented with the Gene Autry Trophy before the game as the teams MVP for the second straight year, hasnt homered in his last 15 home games and 52 at-bats at Angel Stadium since going deep in back-to-back games against Texas Aug. 6-7. ... Josh Donaldson made his 153rd start at 3B, the most by an As player at that position since Sal Bando in 1976 (155). Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '
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