Stats: Wolf Pack win 7-2 (JT Miller (2), Danny Kristo, Oscar Lindberg score)

The Wolf Pack beat St. John 7-2 last night:

  • Chris McCarthy: plus 2, 3 shots
  • Conor Allen: 1 assist, plus one, 2 shots, hooking penalty
  • Dylan McIlrath: plus one
  • Ryan Bourque: plus one, 1 shot
  • JT Miller: 2 goals, minus one, 7 shots, high sticking penalty
  • Marek Hrivik: 1 goal, plus 2, 4 shots
  • Oscar Lindberg: 1 goal, 2 shots, high sticking and slashing penalty
  • Danny Kristo: 1 goal, 1 assist, plus 2, 2 shots

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Stats/Watch: Wolf Pack win 2-1 in shootout (JT Miller scores/Dylan McIlrath fights)

The Wolf Pack beat the Bruins 2-1 last night in a shootout:

  • Chris McCarthy: 1 shot
  • Conor Allen: nothing on scoresheet
  • Dylan McIlrath: 2 shots, fight, tripping and roughing penalty
  • Ryan Bourque: minus one, 1 shot, interference and slashing penalty. SO goal
  • JT Miller: 1 goal, plus one, 3 shots, hooking penalty
  • Marek Hrivik: minus one, 1 shot
  • Oscar Lindberg: 5 shots
  • Jesper Fast: minus one, 2 shots
  • Danny Kristo: plus one, 2 shots

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JT Miller

Read: Why JT MIller was sent down/how he has been looked at in the past year.

After playing the first game of the season, JT Miller was sent down to Hartford on 10/5, called back up on 10/15, sent to Hartford on 11/26, called back up on 12/6, sent down on 12/9, called back up on 12/19, sent down on 1/11, called up on 2/25, sent down on 3/5, called up on 3/26, sent down on 4/2.

Miller has played in 30 games this season, has 3 goals, 3 assists, a minus 6, 18 PIM, 46 shots on goal, 44 hits and 17 blocked shots with an average of 11:27 per game.

In the AHL this season, Miller has 12 goals and 25 assists with a plus 13, 108 shots on goal and 39 PIM

When asked why Miller was sent down on Wednesday, Alain Vigneault said on Thursday that Miller hasn’t earned the right to stay in the lineup on a consistent basis and “he needs to show more commitment on the ice and off.” (NY Post)

He added that hopefully Miller will figure things out and if he does the team will have a good player. If he doesn’t figure things out, Vigneault says that Miller will top out as a “good minor league player.” (NY Post)

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News: JT Miller sent down *Update*

6:41PM: The Rangers announcement is below

4:28PM: The Rangers have sent down JT Miller. (AHL Transaction wire, via Jake)

Miller has been scratched the past two games.

Miller played in two games after being called up last Wednesday, because of Chris Kreider’s injury, and had 3 shots on goal and played 13:19 against Philly and 9:57 against Calgary.

Alain Vigneault said that he wasn’t happy with Miller’s second period against Calgary.

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Read: Why JT Miller will be scratched tonight


8:17PM: Joe Micheletti said on MSG that the Rangers opted for more experienced players tonight because they feel that while Miller was getting scoring chances, they have enough scoring in the lineup and don’t want to lose based on defense where Miller still needs work.

11:23AM: In his second game with the Rangers after being called up on Wednesday morning, JT Miller played 9:57 through two periods but didn’t take a shift in the third period.

Miller played 4:42 in the first and 5:15 in the second period, was a minus one, had two shots on goal and three missed shots.

Alain Vigneault said after the game about Miller, “I thought the second period there were some offensive opportunities he could have executed better and defensive opportunities he could have executed better and I just felt that I wanted to cut my bench a bit.”

Stats: JT Miller’s game last night

JT MillerIn his return to the Rangers lineup after being called up, JT Miller played 13:19, had 1 shot on goal, 2 shots that missed the net, 4 hits, 1 giveaway, 2 takeaways and was 2-0 on faceoffs.

Miller was also a plus one and took a tripping penalty in the first period.

Miller skated with Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello and by period, played:

  • First: 4:44
  • Second: 3:58
  • Third: 4:37

His last shift ended with 5:34 in the third period.

At 5 on 5 last night, Miller was on the ice for 16 attempts for, 11 against and 5 on goal for and 6 against. (Extra Skater)