Miller went minus-5 with a single assist in the conference finals loss to the Capitals. This is considered a huge disappointment after Miller generated 18 points (10 goals, eight assists) over 19 games following his trade from the Rangers in late February. It'll be interesting to see what Miller's next contract will look like, as he'll be a restricted free agent this summer after playing out a two-year deal valued at $2.75 million annually.
Miller (head) is slated to play in Wednesday's Game 7 matchup with Washington, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports. Miller was involved in a scary on-ice collision with Steven Stamkos, but appears to be no worse for wear. The 24-year-old Miller is bogged down in a six-game goal drought, during which he has tallied a lone helper. While the Ohio native figures to fill a third-line role Wednesday, he should continue to see time on the power play.
Miller was shaken late in the third period of Monday's 3-0 loss to Washington when he and linemate Steven Stamkos collided on the offensive blue line. Both men came off the wings and cut toward the middle of the ice in an attempt to stay on-side. Stammer's elbow came up high and hit Miller in the head, leaving the young forward dazed and face down on the ice. He was able to get off the ice under his own steam, but he was clearly rattled. Miller has played an important role for Tampa this postseason, so fingers crossed he shakes off that hit and is able to skate Wednesday in Game 7.
Miller scored a power-play goal in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Bruins in Game 5. His second-period tally gave the Bolts a lead they wouldn't relinquish and sent the team through to the Eastern Conference finals. Miller now has two goals and six points in 10 games so far this postseason, but he's hit the scoresheet in three straight games and remains on the top line with Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov, a dangerous unit that could break out at any time.
Miller scored a goal on five shots and had two helpers in a 3-1 win over the Devils in Wednesday's Game 4. Miller had a slow start to this series, as he only had one assist and four shots on net in the first three contests. So it probably comes as a relief for the Lightning, and fantasy players, to see him break out like this. He's skating on a line with Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov, so we shouldn't be surprised if more points follow.
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