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Miller's postgame audio

Below is the audio of Ryan Miller's postgame news conference following the 7-6 overtime loss to the Islanders. As you can hear (and will read in Jerry Sullivan's column), the goaltender took issue with my questioning.

I had no motive in asking if he felt OK, though he obviously suspects I did. I just wanted to know if he went out there feeling less than his best, which seems fair considering he gave up seven goals on 26 shots, including a self-admitted bad one.

Following his repeated questions to me, as you can hear on the audio, I explain to him some days I wake up not feeling ready to type, and I was wondering if he had the same issue today.

"I feel fine guys," he said.

I asked whether he was angry because he had to talk to us because he was already swearing/muttering under his breath when he walked toward the reporters. That was not the first time that has happened this season.

He conducted his chat following Lindy Ruff's news conference, a change since players typically go first. But Miller left the dressing room while Drew Stafford was holding court, and following Stafford's words the PR guy said it was time for Lindy. So following Ruff, we went back to Miller.

The interview has been combined to one file from three, but nothing has been left out. I shut the recorder off at one point after the PR guy tried to end things, and at another point when Miller's silence seemed to end the interview.

---John Vogl

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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