If I were Lucic, I'd be watching my knees. That was a cheap, cheap shot on Miller. Not saying that a goalie out of the crease isn't fair game for some contact but the guy isn't expecting to get hit when he has easily played the puck clear of his position. Wasn't like there was a race to the puck and a scoring chance.
This isn't like a kicker on the football field or a quarterback after an interception. The equipment is designed differently. In particular, the goalie's headgear is not designed to protect him against a high hit and the subsequent fall to the ice. The NHL has to take some kind of action on that one.
Edit---- I stand corrected. From SI.com:
Rule 42.1 on charging (Rule 47c in the old book) states, “A goalkeeper is not ‘fair game’ just because he is outside the goal crease area. The appropriate penalty should be assessed in every case where an opposing player makes unnecessary contact with a goalkeeper. However, incidental contact, at the discretion of the Referee, will be permitted when the goalkeeper is in the act of playing the puck outside his goal crease provided the attacking player has made a reasonable effort to avoid such contact.”
Edited by keniski - 11/14/11 at 1:38pm