NEW YORK, NOV. 28 -- The Millers of East Lansing, Mich., are a hockey family. The father runs a rink. The three boys play hockey for pay, although the daughter might be the best skater.
Kevin and Kelly Miller had a mini-reunion tonight. Kevin plays -- quite well, lately -- for the New York Rangers and Kelly plays for the Washington Capitals. They met for the third time this season at Madison Square Garden.
Kip Miller, who won the Hobey Baker Award as the NCAA's top player last season, is the property of the Quebec Nordiques. While Kelly has been established in the league for several years, Kevin is starting to make a serious imprint with the Rangers.
He entered last night's game with seven goals and 14 assists. His 21 points were fifth best on the squad. He played 16 games last season, but has worked his way into a regular spot. He was scratched the first two games of the season (both losses) but has played every game since.
"I knew he'd be a great player," Kelly said before the game. "I tried to get him to Washington. He played out his option last year and I was hoping the Caps might take a shot." Not Entirely Clear
Capitals left wing Bob Joyce, whose face looks like an Amtrak map, wore a shield in the first period tonight, but went without one thereafter. In the past 10 days, Joyce has needed three sets of stitches to close cuts around his eyes.
"I'm probably running out of luck," Joyce said with a laugh before the game. As for the shield: "Where it ends, there is a distortion. It's sort of like looking through bifocals." Visit for StarServe
Rangers center Bernie Nicholls and defenseman Randy Moller will be attending a reception Thursday at the White House for a program called StarServe (students taking action and responsibility in service). The program is part of President Bush's "Points of Light Initiative."