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    Didn't go to the game Friday but watched most of it on mgoblue. What I noticed were missed opportunities in the first period, bad luck and somewhat questionable goaltending in the first half of the second period. Something kinda new to Michigan hockey, a resilient never-say-die attitude from then on out. To go down 3-0 only to tie it up and then give up a 4th really quickly has got to be tough. Then to tie it up again to force OT. Then to pretty much control OT and take 3 points says a lot. If this type of play continues we should send ferris a thank you note for giving our guys a reality check. Thoughts?

    It's early but I am fully expecting a new streak to begin this year and even a tourney win.
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    i was there, it ended up being a pretty even game, in terms of puck possession, chances, and all of that. It was really good to see the team hang in there after giving up 3 quick goals in the 2nd, and that set the stage for the OT win. I thought Mich got the benefit of some calls or non-calls, especially late in the game and in OT. Will see if that balances out tonight. A lot of Minn players were screaming at the refs after Mich won it on the PP (and there could have been an interference call on Mich right before they scored). Regardless, it was an excellent comeback and a nice win against a really good team
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjaskolski View Post
    i was there, it ended up being a pretty even game, in terms of puck possession, chances, and all of that. It was really good to see the team hang in there after giving up 3 quick goals in the 2nd, and that set the stage for the OT win. I thought Mich got the benefit of some calls or non-calls, especially late in the game and in OT. Will see if that balances out tonight. A lot of Minn players were screaming at the refs after Mich won it on the PP (and there could have been an interference call on Mich right before they scored). Regardless, it was an excellent comeback and a nice win against a really good team
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    Pretty gutsy of the team to come back from 4 down, and then somehow get 3 to tie it at the end of the game. Too bad we lost that extra point in the shoot out- and didn't convert on that PP to end the game or start the OT.

    So many mixed things- Minnesota beat us to the puck all night long, and worse- were taking it from behind all night long. We played pretty loose with the puck too many times, too- giving them amazing chances at goals.

    But then we somehow came back to tie it. Which was pretty amazing. The energy is so up and down....

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    Pretty gutsy of the team to come back from 4 down, and then somehow get 3 to tie it at the end of the game. Too bad we lost that extra point in the shoot out- and didn't convert on that PP to end the game or start the OT.

    So many mixed things- Minnesota beat us to the puck all night long, and worse- were taking it from behind all night long. We played pretty loose with the puck too many times, too- giving them amazing chances at goals.

    But then we somehow came back to tie it. Which was pretty amazing. The energy is so up and down....
    Yea I had pretty much given up after it had reached 6-4 so I switched to the Red Wing game. Wow that OT was perhaps one of the more exciting OT periods ever. Then it went to a shootout. It lasted 9 rounds with Columbus' Jack Johnson (yea JMFJ) winning it. I then went out to the bar and saw on the TV through the window that it was 6-6 with a couple minutes left. It sucked that Raabe missed that wide-open net with his backhand but what can you do?

    This team appears to be able to turn it on when they want for the most part. They need to turn it on at the start of the game and leave it on for 60 minutes.

    I'm still waiting to be impressed by Hughes. Everyone talks about him as the next stud and yes he's good but I'm just not seeing it yet.

    I'm looking forward to January 12, 13.
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    Can someone verify that Michael Pastujov actually played for Michigan on Saturday? I realize that he is in the lineup chart and the box score. The reason that I am asking is that he suddenly showed up on the Lincoln Stars' (USHL) roster with the number 21 used by RPI recruit Tristan Ashbrook. He then appeared in Lincoln's box score. I listened to part of Lincoln's game and the PBP announcer mentioned Ashbrook's name on numerous occasions as did the PA announcer when he received two penalties. However something is weird and as of the moment the box score still lists Pastujov.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    Can someone verify that Michael Pastujov actually played for Michigan on Saturday? I realize that he is in the lineup chart and the box score. The reason that I am asking is that he suddenly showed up on the Lincoln Stars' (USHL) roster with the number 21 used by RPI recruit Tristan Ashbrook. He then appeared in Lincoln's box score. I listened to part of Lincoln's game and the PBP announcer mentioned Ashbrook's name on numerous occasions as did the PA announcer when he received two penalties. However something is weird and as of the moment the box score still lists Pastujov.
    That is weird. Michael Pastujov hasn't had much playing time yet, but I distinctly remember seeing him on the ice this weekend, and thinking "that's the younger Pastujov"

    Edit: a quick glance through line-up cards, looks like yesterday was Michael Pastujov's first game as a Wolverine
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    Yea I had pretty much given up after it had reached 6-4 so I switched to the Red Wing game. Wow that OT was perhaps one of the more exciting OT periods ever. Then it went to a shootout. It lasted 9 rounds with Columbus' Jack Johnson (yea JMFJ) winning it. I then went out to the bar and saw on the TV through the window that it was 6-6 with a couple minutes left. It sucked that Raabe missed that wide-open net with his backhand but what can you do?

    This team appears to be able to turn it on when they want for the most part. They need to turn it on at the start of the game and leave it on for 60 minutes.

    I'm still waiting to be impressed by Hughes. Everyone talks about him as the next stud and yes he's good but I'm just not seeing it yet.

    I'm looking forward to January 12, 13.
    The people behind us left at 6-3. They missed a heck of an ending.

    Hughes is an enigma right now. You can see he's incredibly confident in his puck handling. Which is actually the problem with his game right now- he still have not realized how much more skilled the players are here in college- too many times he turns the puck over. And it's all over the ice- in the offensive zone he creates odd man rushes for the other team, and in our defensive zone he creates some incredible scoring chances.

    On the other hand, it does seem that the team have a lot of trust in him, as it's not as if he does not get the puck a lot. The only ones who could be frustrated are his defensive partner (generally Luke Martin)- as he should be getting some passes when Quinn is in trouble. And it's not as if Luke doesn't have his struggles- that 6th goal was largely because he let his winger get WAY behind him, creating a clean break away.

    The good thing is that the core problems with the team are not related to skill- just paying attention. And everyone seems to be struggling with the new system. Hopefully, that will continue to improve, and we can see some really great play at the end of the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolverineTrumpet View Post
    That is weird. Michael Pastujov hasn't had much playing time yet, but I distinctly remember seeing him on the ice this weekend, and thinking "that's the younger Pastujov"

    Edit: a quick glance through line-up cards, looks like yesterday was Michael Pastujov's first game as a Wolverine
    Thanks. It probably is a mistake by the USHL although perhaps Michael Pastujov is leaving Michigan after the first semester to go to Lincoln. I certainly don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    Thanks. It probably is a mistake by the USHL although perhaps Michael Pastujov is leaving Michigan after the first semester to go to Lincoln. I certainly don't know.
    Michael Pastujov played his first game last night on the fourth line with his brother Nick. Don't know much on the history if he was injured, slow to get acclimated to the college game. But those brothers were recruited early and did not develop to date as thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    Can someone verify that Michael Pastujov actually played for Michigan on Saturday? I realize that he is in the lineup chart and the box score. The reason that I am asking is that he suddenly showed up on the Lincoln Stars' (USHL) roster with the number 21 used by RPI recruit Tristan Ashbrook. He then appeared in Lincoln's box score. I listened to part of Lincoln's game and the PBP announcer mentioned Ashbrook's name on numerous occasions as did the PA announcer when he received two penalties. However something is weird and as of the moment the box score still lists Pastujov.
    As others have said, Pastujov played for Michigan last night. Ashbrook was playing for Lincoln.
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    As a Gopher fan I found this series entertaining, glad to see Michigan pushing the pace and playing a fun brand of hockey. The goaltending is still a bit suspect to say the least so itíll be interesting to see if that gets fixed in future years.

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    How do the guys fare next weekend? We've witnessed them winning on the road already this year. Will the big sheet affect them? Personally I don't think so, a lot of the guys have played internationally. Goalie? How much do you wanna bet we go back to the rotation? Thoughts?
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    Not sure who will start in net. Mel saw something in LaFontaine, but he was pulled mid-game Saturday.

    Also, Wisconsin may be better than most think- they seem to be playing really well. For now, as we see the team adjust to the new scheme, I'm hoping for a spit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    Not sure who will start in net. Mel saw something in LaFontaine, but he was pulled mid-game Saturday.

    Also, Wisconsin may be better than most think- they seem to be playing really well. For now, as we see the team adjust to the new scheme, I'm hoping for a spit.
    I am far from a goalie-guru but I saw something in Jack as well even with my limited exposure to him. But Saturday night was just an off night for the kid. IMHO Mel pulled him after 1 as not to destroy his confidence. To me that means that Jack will be back in there Friday night. Hayden played pretty well coming in cold though (although he did have ample time at intermission to at least stretch).

    Wiscy beat sparty handley on Friday but then was blanked Saturday. I asked over on the sparty board who was better, Wiscy or Minny and received mixed reviews.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaizeRage View Post
    As others have said, Pastujov played for Michigan last night. Ashbrook was playing for Lincoln.
    They have now changed the Lincoln box score to Ashbrook.

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    I have had season tickets for 25 years on the glass at the blue line across from the home bench.
    The visiting team shoots on this end during the 1st & 3rd periods so I get a good view of our goalie.

    IMHO both Lafontaine and Lavigne have not yet looked comfortable since they arrived.
    Their perceived uncomfortable/tentative play is the biggest thing they need to work on and get over.
    That little split second hesitancy has cost both of them dearly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeZ View Post
    I have had season tickets on the glass at the blue line across from the home bench.
    The visiting team shoots on this end during the 1st & 3rd periods so I get a good view of our goalie.

    IMHO both Lafontaine and Lavigne have not yet looked comfortable since they arrived.
    Their perceived uncomfortable/tentative play is the biggest thing they need to work on and get over.
    That little split second hesitancy has cost both of them dearly.
    As previously stated I AM NOT a goalie guru however I agree with your assessment JoeZ. I guess the only thing that I can say is that they're young (both Sophomores), hopefully at least one will run with the #1 goaltender spot. My hope was that it was going to be LaFontaine. Well as we saw Saturday he may not be ready yet. Well, I'm fairly confident Mel will work it all out.
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    A weekend of hockey and football vs. Badgers. Have a friend going to the hockey game tonight and football tomorrow. Hopefully she sees some wins.

    How do we think we'll do? Wisconsin hockey is a bit of a mystery to me. They seem like they can play well, and then they have some bad days.
    I'll be happy if we get 2 out of 3 wins between hockey & football.

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