JT Miller had a goal and two assists as Team USA defeated the Czech Republic 7-0 in a World Junior Championship quarter-finals match-up. The United States now faces Canada tomorrow in the semi-final round.
Chris Peters at the United States of Hockey recaps Miller's game…
"Like Gaudreau, Miller seems to have new life in this tournament. He’s put up five points in his last two games and is looking more like the mature playmaker everyone expected him to be coming into the WJC. His assist on the Gaudreau goal above was just a great patient play and he earned his power-play deflection by establishing a great screen. Unfortunately for Miller, it was Jacob Trouba taking the shot, which probably hurt, but he’ll take the goal I’m sure. He’s getting hot at the exact right time."
Here's video of one of Miller's assists…
…looks like the real JT Miller has finally arrived and just in time to lead Team USA to a medal.
…my favorite part of Miller's game was his willingness to get in front of the net and cause havoc. As we Rangers fans know, there are very few Blueshirts willing to do that, especially on the power play.