In case you missed it, during the Buffalo Sabres and the Boston Bruins game, Milan Lucic checked Ryan Miller on a breakaway. Lucic deflected a shot off his skate which gave him a 1 0n 1 chance with Miller. As he sped up the boards, he poked the puck a little to far in front of him which caused Miller to go out and try to play the puck. Lucic laid a nasty hit on Miller, which obviously sparked a ton of controversy.
Take a look at the hit, two things are apparent:
- Miller was way out of the crease, which made the hit legal
- Lucic did appear to have some time to avoid the hit
“I just stuck around because I wanted to say what a piece of s**t I think Lucic is,” Miller said. “Fifty pounds on me, and he runs me like that? It’s unbelievable. Everyone in this city sees him as a big, tough, solid player. I respected him for how hard he plays. That was gutless. Gutless. Piece of s**t.”