What we learned from the
1. The Ducks made a smart move to trade for
The 27-year-old center has been a good addition to their lineup since General Manager
2. Miller was a good addition, too
Miller was signed as a free agent last summer to mentor and push John Gibson, and the results have been positive for all involved. Miller is 3-0-4 in eight games this season with a 1.73 goals-against average and .944 save percentage. Ducks Coach Randy Carlyle calls his goalies 1A and 1B, though Gibson has gotten and will continue to get the majority of the work. But on Wednesday, in a game the Ducks needed to win in order to stop a slump, Miller was the man.
"We understood the stakes and we knew coming home would be difficult. I just wanted to get off to a good start and kind of get through the first period," he said. "We seemed to build confidence in some situations and I thought we had a nice second period. We kept the shots against much lower than we have been, so that made a big difference as well."
3. The Senators are punchless
Both the Ducks and the Senators were conference finalists last season, but both are scuffling this season. Widespread injuries (and