Edmonton has agreed to new one-year deals with defenseman Brad Hunt and forward Andrew Miller, the club announced on Monday.
Hunt, 26, appeared in 11 games for the OIlers last season, scoring a goal and three points. Miller, also 26, scored six points in nine games — a pretty good point total in a season which he impressed offensively at the AHL level, having scored 60 points in 63 games with the Oklahoma City Barons.
It’s expected that both will serve as depth options next year, and will spend most of their time with Edmonton’s new AHL affiliate in Bakersfield. That said, it’ll be interesting to see if Miller gets an extended look at the NHL level given how he scored in an admittedly small sample size last season.
Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman had to surrender quite a bit to the Philadelphia Flyers to acquire defenseman Braydon Coburn, but it’s paid off in a big way tonight.
With Game 7 between Tampa Bay and Detroit still scoreless in the third period, Coburn launched a big one-timer after being set up by Ryan Callahan. You can see that potentially decisive goal below:
The Red Wings outshot the Lightning nearly 2-to-1 in the first 40 minutes, but they couldn’t beat Tampa Bay goaltender Ben Bishop. Drew Miller had a golden opportunity though.
With the game scoreless midway through the second period and the series on the line, Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop decided to take a big risk by leaving his net to pursue a loose puck in the middle of the Lightning’s zone. Red Wings forward Drew Miller was also in pursuit, creating an opportunity for him to potentially win the race and score on the now wide open net.
Miller won that race cleanly and was able to flip the puck over a diving Bishop, but it sailed harmlessly wide of the net to keep the contest tied. You can see that opportunity below:
That being said, Bishop is having a great game with 23 saves through 40 minutes to keep this one scoreless.