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Post-Olympics: Miller better or worse?

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

---John Vogl

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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