Ryan Miller says there won't be a letdown following his intense Olympic experience. History says there's a chance for one.
The last goaltender to win gold at the Games, Henrik Lundqvist, stumbled after returning to the NHL. The previous two victors, Martin Brodeur and Dominik Hasek, did much better, according to News research. While Miller didn't win gold like the other three, he was the tournament MVP and put forth a gold-like performance.
Here are the stats for the winners:
Dominik Hasek, 1998
Pre-Olympics 20-17-10 .924 save percentage
Post-Olympics 13-6-3 .948 save percentage
Martin Brodeur, 2002
Pre-Olympics 24-21-11 .903 save percentage
Post-Olympics 14-5-0 .914 save percentage
Henrik Lundqvist, 2006
Pre-Olympics 25-7-6 .927 save percentage
Post-Olympics 5-5-3 .907 save percentage