Ryan Miller has become the all time leader in shutouts in NEFHL history afting holding the division rival New York Rangers to no goals last Thursday. Miller had come into this season with 35 shutouts which tied him with Miikka Kiprusoff and Martin Brodeur for 4th most all time. With Vokoun at 39 and Evgeni Nabokov at 40 it was going to take a great season for Miller to climb past both of them this year. At 32-17-4 with 6 shutouts and a 2.21 GAA and .912 save percentage, it's been a great season after all. After last seasons mediocre performance by both Miller and the team he is right back on track to putting up stats like he had in 3 of his previous seasons as the Devils #1 tender. Highest on the active list besides Miller for shutouts was the man suiting up on the other side of the ice in that game, franchise goalie Carey Price. As Miller is getting up there in age and could lose his starting status in a couple years the record probably won't be his for too long as a guy like Fleury or Price will probably take it at some point. At 3rd all time in wins as well, it's nice going into each game Miller starts knowing you have one of the best in net in the history of the league. Miller also has the record for most assists by a goalie with 38, 7 in front of the next active leader, Marc-Andre Fleury.
With no clear #1 goalie prospect in the system the Devils need Miller to stay at his current level for as long as possible. Like this past offseason where he was resigned as a UFA, that might happen again when his current contract is up. Either as a loyalty being picked over center David Backes, defenseman Cody Franson or maybe through trade or free agency some other player.