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Jon
03-10-2013, 12:08 PM
... I wouldn't have any appointments. (what song/band is that from?)

We have a team that was supposed to win Hockey East against their blood rivals, but managed one point.
Against a team that was a win away from taking Hockey East but for the worst power play performance in human history.

Rather hoping the Friars rally and give Gillies some support as I don't trust the SMT's to stay dead, even with a "Fire Umile" thread making an appearance.

Greg Ambrose
03-10-2013, 12:24 PM
The pending best two of three series at Providence brings back memories of what I believe is the last time UNH played playoff games at Providence. The year was 1990, Bob Kullen's last as coach. UNH was a five seed, Providence a four. In the first game UNH got blown out (I just looked it up, 5-1), came back and won the second 2-0. In the third game we're sitting there early in the third period, behind something like 4-1 and wondering, why did we make the trek down to Providence three nights in a row. Something clicked though and UNH reeled off five straight goals and won 7-4. UNH was led by the sophomore class that night - Savo Mitrovic, Joe Flanagan, the Morrow brothers et al - with the winning goal scored by Riel Bellegarde. Although UNH wound up losing to BC in the semifinals in overtime (played at Conte Form btw because of a measles outbreak) after being up by two with something like 4 minutes to go. Despite the loss, I've always felt that the victory at PC was a pivotal moment in the turnaround in UNH's fortunes.

Does this UNH team have the same kind of fortitude as the team 23 years ago. I doubt it. Back then UNH had ascending talent. That is the junior class was better than senior class, the sophomore class was better than the juniors. Don't see that same trend now, and more importantly, I don't see the same kind of gumption (there's a word) that I saw back then. The only glimmer is that, frankly, when we traveled to Providence for those three games, I really had no expectation that they could/would win. Same goes for this year so maybe there will be something that surprises me. I can only hope.

HockeyMan2000
03-10-2013, 12:38 PM
Saturday and Sunday (if nec) games will both be on NESN.

The Zlax45
03-10-2013, 01:01 PM
Saturday and Sunday (if nec) games will both be on NESN.

Yuck...screws up my weekend schedule

Felger
03-10-2013, 01:35 PM
Saturday and Sunday (if nec) games will both be on NESN.

Hope NESN knows enough to send their trucks to PROVIDENCE not DURHAM

The Zlax45
03-10-2013, 01:55 PM
When was the last time Nesn was at Scheinder for a non-BU time buy game?

cavbim
03-10-2013, 01:59 PM
Hope NESN knows enough to send their trucks to PROVIDENCE not DURHAM

Heck those drivers are in trouble any time they can't follow the Green Line going from one end of Comm Ave to the other.

Jon
03-10-2013, 03:28 PM
Heck those drivers are in trouble any time they can't follow the Green Line going from one end of Comm Ave to the other.

They seem to go to Alfond more than the Coffin.

Aerman
03-11-2013, 01:15 PM
... I wouldn't have any appointments. (what song/band is that from?)

We have a team that was supposed to win Hockey East against their blood rivals, but managed one point.
Against a team that was a win away from taking Hockey East but for the worst power play performance in human history.

Rather hoping the Friars rally and give Gillies some support as I don't trust the SMT's to stay dead, even with a "Fire Umile" thread making an appearance.

UNH has shown very little aptitude all season for getting the puck past a good goalie, perhaps Gillies least of all (curse of the father?). I'm afraid it's two and done for my 'Cats.

unh1982
03-11-2013, 01:43 PM
UNH has shown very little aptitude all season for getting the puck past a good goalie, perhaps Gillies least of all (curse of the father?). I'm afraid it's two and done for my 'Cats.

UNH , when there facing a must win game bet the house against them ..... If I dug deep and if certain stats were available going back ummmm 20 years willing to bet UNH is like 0-99 . Point being they never rise to the occasion. however, just when you throw in the towel like I have they surprise you . They were 0-2-1 against pc this year... Do I dare make a prediction . Will go three games much like the playoffs back in 1990 . Unh was down 2 goals with like 5 minutes left ( threw the towel in ) and Dan potter ( from RI ) threw the puck at the net from the point , the puck managed to take a few fortuitous bounces into the back of the net . Than a few moments later this time a blast from the same angle found the net unscathed. Unh went on to win in overtime. Did they go the Garden nope, measle epidemic forced all games at neutral sights , in this case UNH - BC , at Bc..
UNH had 3-1 lead with under a minute , gave up two goals on tip ins from the point off face offs and proceded to quickly lose in OT. to David emma ....ooops got side tracked .
Realistically speaking cant see Prov. going 4-0-1 against UNH , the teams are two evenly matched . Game three will be OT thriller crystal ball isnt clear to predict a winner . sorry going to have to wait .

Jon
03-11-2013, 03:00 PM
UNH , when there facing a must win game bet the house against them ..... If I dug deep and if certain stats were available going back ummmm 20 years willing to bet UNH is like 0-99 . Point being they never rise to the occasion.

I could pretty much say the same thing about PC. Granted, they haven't had an eighth of the opportunities that UNH has had, but still...

Tie game against UML early in the third and the roof caves in. Sigh...

uncle_cliff
03-11-2013, 04:14 PM
Hope NESN knows enough to send their trucks to PROVIDENCE not DURHAM

Personally I would be happy if they sent Tom Caron to Durham for the game(s).

goblue
03-11-2013, 04:17 PM
Personally I would be happy if they sent Tom Caron to Durham for the game(s).
I suspect he already has his hotel booked in the Seacoast area.

sonar
03-11-2013, 04:22 PM
UNH , when there facing a must win game bet the house against them ..... If I dug deep and if certain stats were available going back ummmm 20 years willing to bet UNH is like 0-99 . .

Try being a season ticket holder since 1968 .....

unh1982
03-11-2013, 04:24 PM
Try being a season ticket holder since 1968 .....

that equates to lots of frustration , especialy those gifted late 70 s teams ..But red sox found a way ..

goblue
03-11-2013, 05:32 PM
We were able to get some tickets for the Saturday game at 4, and will be driving down from NH. Can any PC fans point us to a decent place nearby that has good beer and food? Looking forward to seeing the game -- and hoping that both teams give their best efforts -- if so, it should be a good contest.

unh1982
03-11-2013, 05:38 PM
We were able to get some tickets for the Saturday game at 4, and will be driving down from NH. Can any PC fans point us to a decent place nearby that has good beer and food? Looking forward to seeing the game -- and hoping that both teams give their best efforts -- if so, it should be a good contest.
yes best bet is on federal hill , great mafia hang out , lots of great restaurants , providence is notoriuos for its restaurants even better than what Boston has to offer ..... havent got my tickets yet , live in providence .....

unh1982
03-11-2013, 05:39 PM
We were able to get some tickets for the Saturday game at 4, and will be driving down from NH. Can any PC fans point us to a decent place nearby that has good beer and food? Looking forward to seeing the game -- and hoping that both teams give their best efforts -- if so, it should be a good contest.

federal hill about 2 miles away.than go to the foxy lady , even closer to the rink , on the way..

Jon
03-11-2013, 05:39 PM
yes best bet is on federal hill , great mafia hang out , lots of great restaurants , providence is notoriuos for its restaurants even better than what Boston has to offer ..... havent got my tickets yet , live in providence .....

The UML fans last Saturday were smitten by the Abbey on Admiral street, past the arena.

I can't rate Tim and Bobby's pizza joint on Federal Hill enough. It's great. It's not huge and there can be a wait...

The Freds
03-11-2013, 06:00 PM
I see this series going three games. It is just too hard for any team to sweep an entire season and playoffs.