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Goaltender Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres set career bests in wins (41), goals-against average (2.22) and save percentage (.929) this season.

Goals will likely be at a premium in the first-round NHL playoff series between the Sabres and Bruins.

That's because Buffalo's Ryan Miller and Boston's Tuukka Rask were two of the best goaltenders in the NHL during the regular season and are leading contenders for the Vezina Trophy.

Thanks to Miller, Buffalo ranked fourth in the league at 2.45 goals per game. Boston finished second in large part due to Rask, who seized the starting job from last year's Vezina winner, Tim Thomas, and ended up leading the league in goals-against average (1.97) and save percentage (.931).

Rask was just ahead of Miller in both categories.

Rask started five of Boston's six regular-season meetings with the Northeast Division-rival Sabres, winning four.

But can the rookie goalie continue to out-duel Miller in the playoffs? Or will Rask crumble under the playoff pressure and give way to the more experienced Miller?

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