Sunday, November 13, 2011
Video Of Day: Lucic hit on Miller
Last night in Beantown, things got a bit chaotic between the Sabres and Bruins. During the first period, Milan Lucic collided with a scrambling Ryan Miller, who came out of his net to just beat the Boston power forward to a loose puck at the faceoff circle. Naturally, Miller and his teammates were incensed afterwards with the former Vezina winner having some harsh words for Lucic.
The question is was the two minute charge he received enough? In watching the video several times, Lucic is picking up steam on a mini-break when suddenly he looks up and sees Miller, who moved the puck. Was there enough time for him to avoid the goalie? Everyone knows Lucic plays a fierce game, bowling over anyone in his path. Should the Buffalo netminder be any different for wandering so far out of his crease? Was it a deliberate attempt to injure or was Miller in a prone position? Maybe a bit of both. We'll have more insight tomorrow on the controversial hit.
Oh btw...the Sabres never responded, getting blitzed by the B's 6-2.