That all changed with his spectacular effort late in the second when Miller skated the puck into the Senators’ zone, slowed up to allow some support to join him, left two Senators players sprawled on the ice with some nifty stick handling, outmuscled and outmaneuvered Ottawa defenseman Mike Hoffman and delivered the perfect pass to Oscar Lindberg.
He spins off his guy, hangs onto the puck, uses patience to find the open guy.
Making the Miller effort even more impressive was the fact that it came at the end of a shift and after the Rangers had iced the puck twice.
Asked after the game how he was able to come up with that effort on the goal after being so gassed from the shift, Miller said, “I have no idea.’’ “It was a great play by ‘Millsy’ and I had a pretty open backdoor there, so it was nice to put it in,’’ Lindberg said.
“I thought he was going to shoot it early, but he was strong on the puck and was able to walk it in, so I tried to back off and try to create some space.’’ Rangers get big-time lift from gritty veteran's return to ...