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REDaero91
03-08-2013, 04:28 PM
Harry Z allowed to play in the AHL (sent down today).... http://theahl.com/ahl-rules-on-zolnierczyk-eligibility-p182437

Does that mean that he can play in the AHL while the Flyers play their next four games, then be called up and resume playing, or do the four games apply to ones the team plays while he's on the NHL roster?

kdiff77
03-08-2013, 05:16 PM
There's no chance the game will be postponed because of snow, is there? I don't know how the streets are around Meehan but certain areas got about a foot and a half.

I was in Massachusetts for the last two days and didn't realize how little snow Rhode Island got! There's nothing on the roads at all and maybe a couple inches on lawns. In MA, it's an absolute blizzard- probably close to two feet.

kdiff77
03-08-2013, 10:34 PM
Some quick thoughts:

-Brown by no means played 100% tonight, but still managed to win. Sometimes, you gotta win ugly in the playoffs.
-Greg Lewis looked like a freshman tonight. Lorito's goal was one he should have had, and he left pucks bouncing around in front of his crease all night. Brown just wasn't in the right places to cash in. He seemed visibly rattled by a group of guys who stood above the net and heckled him all game (strange, considering he's played in far more daunting venues than a mostly-empty Meehan).
-What a pitiful turnout. This is the opposite of what Whittet wanted. There was a big basketball game next door, but this is the PLAYOFFS! That should usurp a meaningless game against a former league power in which neither team is in the running for the Ivy League title, shouldn't it? There were probably a hundred or so students and half the band (the other half was at the Pizz), which is pathetic considering Brown was GIVING AWAY 200 free tickets to students. The storm probably kept the locals away (you know Rhode Islanders: if the ground is wet, they hole up and watch TV), but there is no excuse for the poor student attendance.
-The defense, as a unit, played its best game of the season. Clarkson only had a couple of truly good chances, and when he needed to, Borelli bailed out his defenders. The Knights took 31 shots, sure, but most of them were low-percentage or low quality.
-Both teams seemed content to play a mind-numbing, conservative, low-risk type of game. Brown began playing the neutral zone trap as soon as we scored, and Clarkson took its sweet time trying to move the puck up the ice. Boring, but evidently effective from our perspective.
-Who would have guessed these were two of the worst power plays in the league? Brown scored a PP goal in the first, and both teams had some great chances on power plays in the second period (not so much in the third), including a shot by Pfeil (I think) that trickled between Lewis's legs and was cleared by a defenseman before a Brown stick got to it.

Unfortunately, I'll be in New York for a conference until Tuesday, so I won't be able to make the next game (or two, depending on tomorrow's result). But I'll hopefully be watching from my hotel room. Someone needs to yell at Joe McDonald (who was incredibly bad tonight- always in the way, never made the right call, ugh) in my stead. That Roy guy was probably even worse.

Jon
03-08-2013, 10:35 PM
Atta boy, Bruno!

kdiff77
03-08-2013, 10:41 PM
Atta boy, Bruno!

Great win for you guys, as well! I can't believe the Friars might finish first in HE so soon into Leaman's tenure.

Jon
03-08-2013, 10:43 PM
Great win for you guys, as well! I can't believe the Friars might finish first in HE so soon into Leaman's tenure.

We can't either. The last two wins made the least sense.

kdiff77
03-08-2013, 10:53 PM
We can't either. The last two wins made the least sense.

I was watching the win over BC at a restaurant before the PC-St. John's basketball game and the resounding sentiment amongst the basketball fans was "we have a hockey team?"

Mike Hutter
03-09-2013, 04:37 PM
Kdiff - The boxscore has 900plus in attendance. From some comments the broadcast guys made, it may have been a lot less. In any event, that is patheticas you say even with BB next door.

With a sweep and SLU winning, we will be playing Yale. I am sure that makes LtSatch happy :). I was hoping we would draw Union. I t looks like RPI will get a very dangerous Cornell squad and Union gets SLU. The way RPI has been playing I thought it would be in the finals but it may not get past Cornell. If I can't make it to New Haven, a good fall back will be the RPI game.

kdiff77
03-09-2013, 05:20 PM
Box score says 647, which is probably accurate. I think for the playoffs, attendance is counted very specifically (since the ECAC runs it), as opposed to looser interpretations by the Brown athletics staff. I believe they survey the crowd and give a rough estimate, versus actually counting each ticket stub.

I overheard a lot of students coming out of the basketball game last night reacting to the score of the hockey game. They seemed pretty enthused, so maybe they'll choose hockey tonight.

MountieBoyOz
03-09-2013, 07:38 PM
Awesome post from the Clarkson hockey blog Twitter feed.

Joe Zarbo scores Clarkson's first goal seemingly since David Tennant was the Doctor. 3-1 Brown. 2:39 left in the first.

kdiff77
03-10-2013, 10:31 AM
Where to begin with with last night's game? Thoughts, anyone?

Humanoid
03-10-2013, 10:47 AM
Where to begin with with last night's game? Thoughts, anyone?

Can we start with how Clarkson redefines the meaning of the term "sore loser?" Can't wait to see someone try and defend that behavior at the end of the game. Took away from the whole series.

kdiff77
03-10-2013, 10:51 AM
http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?103947-ECAC-1st-Round-Sat-March-9/page3

Read my comments from last night. I was heated, and you should have heard the radio guys. They were losing their minds. Mike (that's the play-by-play guy, right?) kept talking about what a bunch of goons Clarkson acted like- "This team has been doing this for 120 minutes this weekend." "You know what Clarkson? You can take your cheap shots, but next weekend when the Bears are in Troy or New Haven, you'll be sitting in your room in Potsdam."

jericho
03-10-2013, 10:53 AM
With a sweep and SLU winning, we will be playing Yale. I am sure that makes LtSatch happy :). I was hoping we would draw Union. I t looks like RPI will get a very dangerous Cornell squad and Union gets SLU. The way RPI has been playing I thought it would be in the finals but it may not get past Cornell. If I can't make it to New Haven, a good fall back will be the RPI game.


If Dartmouth wins today, the matchups are Cornell-Quinnipiac, Brown-RPI, SLU-Yale, and Dartmouth-Union. If harvard wins, then the matchups are as you say.

vicb
03-10-2013, 02:29 PM
Can we start with how Clarkson redefines the meaning of the term "sore loser?" Can't wait to see someone try and defend that behavior at the end of the game. Took away from the whole series.

I am embarassed by what happened. Enough said. The better team won. Good luck to Brown in the next round.

kdiff77
03-10-2013, 04:02 PM
I am embarassed by what happened. Enough said. The better team won. Good luck to Brown in the next round.

Thanks, Vic, for your consistent class. A spirited comeback by the Knights was overshadowed by some plain old stupidity by a few players. Even before that, the game turned out to be wild. I received a text from someone who was there that said "you cannot hear in this place," something I've never heard about Meehan Auditorium, provided the loudspeaker isn't blasting terrible Top 40 music at decibels incomprehensible to the human ear.

Euler18
03-10-2013, 04:53 PM
I am embarassed by what happened. Enough said. The better team won. Good luck to Brown in the next round.

Thanks, vicb, for your classy remarks, but cut your own guys some slack. It was an emotional end to a hard-fought game. Our guys are no shrinking violets either...

Onion Man
03-10-2013, 07:10 PM
Clarkson is a bunch of goons anyhow. That said, I was surprised they decided to cry like that when they knew the deal was done. Oh well. Movin' on.

Mike Hutter
03-10-2013, 07:26 PM
On to RPI. A repeat of Brendan's first year?

Humanoid
03-10-2013, 09:57 PM
On to RPI. A repeat of Brendan's first year?

I would greatly love this to happen. I'll be at BU this weekend, though, so won't be making the trip to Albany and the Capital District. Although HFH is probably one of my more favorite arenas; it lacks certain charm.

Still can't believe I'm going to see Jack Parker's last games at Boston University. One day I hope Brendan is as legendary.