At least you two have each other though
No worries chase
1:01 BC 2:00
1:58 BC 2:00
3:10 BC 2:00
3:50 HU PPG
3:50 BC 2:00
4:23 HU PPG
4:39 HU goal
The even strength goal at 4:39 was a good Harvard team taking advantage of a tired BC team that had been killing penalties the entire 3rd period up to that point.
One could argue that the refs gave H a nice 5-1 cushion and then called a few on H in the last 5:00. But we won't, cuz we know the scoreboard will look a lot different when the game actually matters, like for a Beanpot trophy or something.
You have a good team there. No need to whine about the refs... oh wait, that's our coach that's the whiner. Sorry.
'Eavesdropped the BC forum in USCHO. A range of intellects over there. Mostly gentlemen, but a couple of coarse imbeciles' - academic_index, a Brown fan
The fatigue argument doesn't hold water because the penalties against Harvard towards the end of the third came at a time when we should have felt just as much if not more fatigue.
Just a footnote on something a bit odd I saw in the BC game. Referee Chip McDonald was wearing some port of thing on top of his helmet. I wondered of it was some sort of replay camera. Maybe some of you wondered also.
I saw one of the ECAC supervisors of officials, Don Garcia, and asked. It was not a camera for officiating purposes, Chip was wearing it as a favor to one of the teams that is making a promotional video but Don was not sure which team.
Anybody making the trek to Agannis this evening?
Should be a great battle. Harvard team with momentum vs a BU team that will be hungry coming off of a subpar performance. We all know what happened last year when these two team battled at Bright.
Hoping for a different outcome this year!
Pretty disappointing performance by Harvard. I thought the Beanpot was in February because this game felt like that....a flat, disjointed performance by Harvard who for the most part, could not get anything going. Credit to BU of course.
A couple of notes:
- This was the worst performance I have seen from Harvard's D yet. Consistently let Madsen hang out to dry and struggled to break the puck out of the zone
- Wiley Sherman needs to figure out what kind of hockey player he wants to be. He fell down on BU's 2nd goal, tried to pass the puck behind the Crimson goal off the boards and put it right back into Harvard's slot on what should have been another BU goal. I see limited compete level and no use of his size to make things miserable for opponents
- Madsen played well.
- Offense was disjointed all night and nothing from Harvard's 3rd & 4th lines (this is a problem and Donato may want to mix these lines up to try and get something going). In general,the offense had no sustained cycling, an inability to bring the puck into the zone with purpose/speed
- Baughmann was completely out of position on BU's 3rd goal which allowed a clear passing line and a back-door tap in. Greenway completely just blocked him out of the play once he was caught out of position and not goal side
- Malone was Harvard's best forward and was consistently dangerous
The good thing here is Harvard shouldn't look past Bentley after a mostly uninspired performance in a game that should mean something come March. Let's hoe for a bounce back on Saturday.
Sherman can be a bit of a wild card. Hopefully they can get him straightened out sooner rather than later. Still think our D is better than last year's corp.
The third and fourth lines are a problem. I like Krushko's game and he should be on the third line with Lloyd and maybe Gregoire instead of Pelton Byce? Put Floodstrand on the fourth line in Krushko's place? Just spitballing here. What about Colton Kerfoot? What is the book on him? After Bentley, we've got the North Country trip which is never easy. We need three out of four points on that trip.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Tonight was one of those "okay we know we're going to win so let's give just enough effort to secure the W and then party like there is no tomorrow". The Crimson were vastly superior up front and their speed and skill should have led to more than five goals. But throughout the game, you got the feeling that the team did just what they had to do to give themselves breathing room. It wasn't an artistic success by any means but it's two points.
Goal of the night belonged to Ryan Donato who did his best Bobby Orr imitation skating through two Falcon players, circling the net and tucking a backhander on the open side vacated by the Bentley goalie. Highlight reel stuff. Runner up for goal of the night belonged to Adam Fox who got his first collegiate goal by showing extraordinary patience waiting for the Bentley D to collapse in front of him leaving him an opening to thread a wrister to the far side by the goalie's glove side. The kid has great offensive potential and is only going to get better with time.
Assist of the night belonged to who else? Alexander Kerfoot who skated around and through three Falcon players waiting until Zerter Gossage got open, then slipped a backhand feed out front that Gossage roofed glove side. Pretty stuff.
The D was okay but gave Bentley a few too many looks at Madsen. Baughman looks a bit tentative out there and whiffed on a couple of easy clears giving Bentley clear shots in close. That can't happen next weekend.
Aside from the Beanpot, I think we're done with our out of conference schedule so bring on the ECAC. Nothing like a trip to North Country to get the team's attention.
Last edited by Skate79; 11-26-2016 at 09:48 PM.
It looks as though tonight's game will be broadcast via the St. L athletics web site. Nice.
Unlike the money laden Ivies the less endowed ECAC D3 schools provide free streaming
Great win tonight. Kerfoot played a great game. Team came out strong in the third period and the power play was consistent. The SLU announcers, especially the color guy, made me laugh. Have they ever called a game before? The color guy sounds like someone from "The Sopranos".
On to Cheel and the Golden Knights. Man a sweep would be sweet before exams.
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