4/26/17 | 5:32 PM: On JT, Vigneault said on Wednesday "he is very aware of the plays he needs to make with the puck and plays he needs to make when he doesn't have it. The penalties at this time that we can live with, the penalties that we would rather stay away from. He's a smart young man going through a playoff experience and I believe he will be better in this second round than he was in the first round."
4/25/17 | 10:47AM: In the first round of the playoffs, JT Miller had 1 assist, 13 PIM, 7 shots on goal, 18 hits and 9 blocked shots while averaging 18:21 per game.
Miller picked up his first point in the series in Game 6, a secondary assist on the game winner, and only had 2 games out of the 6 where he had 2 or more shots on goal.
In games 1, 3, 4, 5 he had 2 shots on goal.
Prior to Game 2, Alain Vigneault said that Miller is a young player trying to find his game at both ends of the ice. (NYR)
He added, "JT is working extremely hard at that and improved all year long and I'm sure he is enjoying having the opportunity for a bigger role in the playoffs." (NYR)
Larry Brooks wrote that the Rangers will need "much more" from Miller if they want to keep moving forward. (NY Post)
In the past 28 games, including the playoffs, Miller has 3 goals and 7 assists.
Adam Rotter: Miller, along with pretty much everyone else, started to find his game toward the end of the series against Montreal but there is still a lot of ground for him to cover to be the player that he was throughout most of this season. Strong four line play overall can mask one or two guys who aren't playing their best but if Miller can find his game the Rangers reach another level with their play and potential. Miller, for long stretches this year, was the Rangers best forward but his overall game definitely tailed off at the end of the year. Different players need to step up at different times in the playoffs and hopefully Miller can find his game against Ottawa.