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UMLFan
02-27-2013, 04:32 PM
I know Lowell and Merrimack played last year in their biggest DI weekend ever ... for the first time both ranked in the Top 10.

This time they're playing (potentially) for first place in Hockey East. Lowell enters the weekend on a 5 game winning streak, and one of the hottest teams in the country at 15-2-1 in their last 18. Both those losses were on the road by 1 goal, including one to Merrimack.

Friday night's game should have another 6k+ crowd at Lowell from what I'm hearing.

This should be fun.

UMLFan
02-27-2013, 09:28 PM
Sunday's game is at 4pm BTW.

Go-UML
02-28-2013, 07:31 AM
Can't wait! Should be a rockin' Tsongas. How many MC fans coming over? Are they doing a bus? Are we doing a bus (or three) to them?

WrathOfAramark
02-28-2013, 11:50 AM
Whoa whoa whoa guys.

Turn down the hostility... ;)

Is everyone at Fudruckers and Tripoli already?

hawkeytown
02-28-2013, 12:04 PM
Is anyone headed to the game sunday? I just purchased tickets.
Looking forward to the big weekend!

Go-UML
02-28-2013, 12:16 PM
Is anyone headed to the game sunday? I just purchased tickets.
Looking forward to the big weekend!
I'll be at Fudds and then the game. Seems to be a good crowd going

RiverHawkfan Dave
02-28-2013, 12:24 PM
The game is televised as well on Sunday at Merrimack. Make sure you set your DVR's. :)

Fishhawk
02-28-2013, 12:34 PM
Gut check time for MC, Friday will show a lot about their character. Can they bounce back from the heartbreaking OT loss to BC and the defensive meltdown against BU? If UML comes out sniping and gets an early lead it could be ugly.

UMLFan
02-28-2013, 01:15 PM
There aren't all that many Merrimack fans on these boards (or Lowell ones, for what matter), so not too surprised by how quiet this thread is.

I'll be there on Sunday as well.

RENCEB
02-28-2013, 01:40 PM
"Low, Lower, Lowest, Lowell!!!"
Nah, even that doesn't ring true ;) Hard not to appreciate what the 'Hawks have done this year. Took a while to get out of the gate, but man you've been on a roll for a while now. Aint' no doubt about Marotta in net for MC, but will Carr be your guy? Hellebucyk has been amazing. Had he played more games, he'd have to be in consideration for ROY (gotta go with Gillies at this point).
Over the last 10 matchups, MC owns a 5-4-1 advantage, including the 1-0 win earlier in the season. Should be a fun weekend.

UML
02-28-2013, 01:48 PM
Can't wait! Should be a rockin' Tsongas. How many MC fans coming over? Are they doing a bus? Are we doing a bus (or three) to them? I just heard that all 7 MC fans will be at Tsongas Friday night.

PaulG
02-28-2013, 02:05 PM
Gut check time for MC, Friday will show a lot about their character. Can they bounce back from the heartbreaking OT loss to BC and the defensive meltdown against BU? If UML comes out sniping and gets an early lead it could be ugly. Heartbreaking to say the least, I have to imagine. If I was an MC fan, I'd be crushed. You guys looked great all game and deserved better.

Hard to see you having that much space to wheel and deal against Lowell, though. Feeling pretty confident in Lowell in these games.

REDMEN2002
02-28-2013, 02:10 PM
I just heard that all 7 MC fans will be at Tsongas Friday night.

I just heard you're not funny.

UMLFan
02-28-2013, 02:11 PM
I just heard you're not funny.Well, to be fair, he wasn't sure if you were rooting for BC or MC on that given day. So he could have said 8. ;)

REDMEN2002
02-28-2013, 02:13 PM
Well, to be fair, he wasn't sure if you were rooting for BC or MC on that given day. So he could have said 8. ;)

Fair enough ;)

Fishhawk
02-28-2013, 02:22 PM
I just heard that all 7 MC fans will be at Tsongas Friday night.

Hey that's not true! MC regularly sells out its massive arena and with all the other fun things going on around campus in North Andover that's quite an accomplishment! The last time I saw them play on the road they brought a couple of hundred rowdy fans, oh wait, I'm thinking about Andover High playing Chelmsford High at the Forum in Billerica. Nevermind.

Go-UML
02-28-2013, 06:09 PM
Hey that's not true! MC regularly sells out its massive arena and with all the other fun things going on around campus in North Andover that's quite an accomplishment! The last time I saw them play on the road they brought a couple of hundred rowdy fans, oh wait, I'm thinking about Andover High playing Chelmsford High at the Forum in Billerica. Nevermind.Well, I expect Lawler will be full or close too it. It'd be nice if Lowell can come out hard and fast and keep them quiet, though.

UMLFan
02-28-2013, 06:46 PM
Well, I expect Lawler will be full or close too it. It'd be nice if Lowell can come out hard and fast and keep them quiet, though.And unlike last time ... you know, score a goal...

MCgrad07
02-28-2013, 07:20 PM
Should be a very good weekend of games. The first ten minutes of Friday night will be very important for the entire weekend. If Merrimack does not meet Lowell's intensity than I do not know if this young team has the composure to bounce back. I see a split happening this weekend with both home teams winning. I say Lowell 5 2 in Friday with an open net goal and Merrimack 2 1 on Saturday

Go-UML
02-28-2013, 10:09 PM
And unlike last time ... you know, score a goal...

I'd be ok with that, preferably four.