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The Canadian Press, Tom Boland, Associated Press
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller (30) celebrates with defensemen Tyler Myers (57), Christian Ehrhoff (10) and Mike Weber (6) after defeating the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 in an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in Montreal.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller doesn't need to be reminded he's one career win from breaking Dominik Hasek's team record.

What Miller won't do is guess when win No. 235 might come.

He's "just hoping" to get it.

Miller has reason to be cautious during a season in which little's gone right for him or his team.

The Sabres (21-24-6), who play at the New York Islanders on Saturday, are slumping, and Miller's not been much better. At 13-15-3, the 2010 Vezina Trophy winner got off to a slow start and struggled in rushing back after missing nine games with a concussion and whiplash.

It's only been during the past two weeks that Miller's begun regaining his form. He's allowed two goals and gone 2-0-1 in his past three starts.