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dillon
02-11-2014, 10:16 PM
I was there and here is my report. PC got off 60 shots on goal, and Uconn got 25. The uconn goalie Grogan was phenomonal. Gillies was again, awful. Uconn had a a total of two good chances where a kid got behind the defense, and Gillies just can't make the big stop anymore. The other goal was a fairly soft goal, a slap from the blue line. The offensive effort of PC in the third period was amazing, but except for Mauermann, there aren't snipers with the knack of getting the puck in. Uconn's defense was collapsing a couple of guys in the slot, and PC needed someone to do the dirty work and battle for position down low in front of the goal. There were some rebounds available for the taking, but a lack of PC sticks to take advantage. Good game from Acciari, just missed several times, but worked hard all night. Where is the team that played the first month of the season?

steven22
02-11-2014, 10:39 PM
I was there and here is my report. PC got off 60 shots on goal, and Uconn got 25. The uconn goalie Grogan was phenomonal. Gillies was again, awful. Uconn had a a total of two good chances where a kid got behind the defense, and Gillies just can't make the big stop anymore. The other goal was a fairly soft goal, a slap from the blue line. The offensive effort of PC in the third period was amazing, but except for Mauermann, there aren't snipers with the knack of getting the puck in. Uconn's defense was collapsing a couple of guys in the slot, and PC needed someone to do the dirty work and battle for position down low in front of the goal. There were some rebounds available for the taking, but a lack of PC sticks to take advantage. Good game from Acciari, just missed several times, but worked hard all night. Where is the team that played the first month of the season?

Was there also, basically seems up the game above. Nice recap. PC is now #14 in the pairwise and it won't get easier for the next 3 weekends. I think if they want to make the NCAA's they have to sweep ND, UMASS and a split with UMaine. Should be an interesting next 3 weekends.

The Zlax45
02-11-2014, 10:42 PM
I was there and here is my report. PC got off 60 shots on goal, and Uconn got 25. The uconn goalie Grogan was phenomonal. Gillies was again, awful. Uconn had a a total of two good chances where a kid got behind the defense, and Gillies just can't make the big stop anymore. The other goal was a fairly soft goal, a slap from the blue line. The offensive effort of PC in the third period was amazing, but except for Mauermann, there aren't snipers with the knack of getting the puck in. Uconn's defense was collapsing a couple of guys in the slot, and PC needed someone to do the dirty work and battle for position down low in front of the goal. There were some rebounds available for the taking, but a lack of PC sticks to take advantage. Good game from Acciari, just missed several times, but worked hard all night. Where is the team that played the first month of the season?

I disagree that the goalie was phenomenal. I thought PC hit the goalie in the chest and shot over the net on multiple excellent scoring chances. Really ugly loss and PC will be sitting home when the postseason comes around...

J.D.
02-11-2014, 10:52 PM
remember when hoky called someone/multiple people out for criticizing Gillies after a soft goal/poor game? think it may have been a home loss to NU. i don't see him scolding anybody recently...

seriously, what's the deal with Gillies?

UConnHuskies
02-11-2014, 10:56 PM
I disagree that the goalie was phenomenal. I thought PC hit the goalie in the chest and shot over the net on multiple excellent scoring chances. Really ugly loss and PC will be sitting home when the postseason comes around...

I agree with this assessment more than the other recap. Grogan was very solid and made a few great saves, but I thought PC hit him in the chest on many of their grade A chances.

The Zlax45
02-11-2014, 11:21 PM
remember when hoky called someone/multiple people out for criticizing Gillies after a soft goal/poor game? think it may have been a home loss to NU. i don't see him scolding anybody recently...

seriously, what's the deal with Gillies?

I was ripping Gillies for his performance AT Northeastern when he gave up a shot from the point. The goal tonight he gave up to UConn from the point can't be given up by a D-3 goalie! Mentally, I believe Gillies has already checked out of PC. A few weeks ago at Lowell, he didn't even get off the ice on a delayed penalty where he had 20-30 seconds to get to the bench.

CollegeHockeyRinkReport
02-12-2014, 12:09 AM
http://www.sbncollegehockey.com/atlantic-hockey/2014/2/11/5403200/uconn-upsets-providence-matt-grogan-58-saves-billy-latta-patrick-kirtland-mike-cavanaugh

Leaman's biggest gripe was inability to finish

squidjigger
02-12-2014, 08:21 AM
Do we see Ellis start a game this weekend? I sure hope so.

Also, I was thinking back to my days studying for the SAT's...
Ross Mauermann is to PC hockey as Bryce cotton is to PC basketball

dillon
02-12-2014, 08:30 AM
Leaman won't publicly criticize Gillies, nor should he. But I agree that Gillies seems to be lost out there. There was the Northeastern game where he gave up two bad goals in 46 seconds to lose 3-2. In Uconn's third goal last night, the uconn kid had a step on Mauermann, but was being harassed from behind by Ross. If Gillies had come out of the net and challenged, I don't think the Uconn kid could have gotten off a good shot. But Gillies totally retreated into the net, and the uconn kid literally carried the puck into the net, so Gillies, the puck, and the uconn kid were all in the net for the score. At this point, the team can't have confidence playing in front of number 32. Do you ride out the year with a seriously slumping goalie, or do you put in Ellis to try to spark the team, and get some consistency in your goaltending?

Hokydad
02-12-2014, 08:38 AM
Do we see Ellis start a game this weekend? I sure hope so.

Also, I was thinking back to my days studying for the SAT's...
Ross Mauermann is to PC hockey as Bryce cotton is to PC basketball

You hope so? Notre Dame is hoping for the same..

98.99% of success over past 2 seasons was because of Gillies. Exhibit A was him having to be Hockey East d player of the week for the team to tie 2-15 CC

Clearly something is going on physically and if anyone thinks he all of a sudden became a bad goalie, whatever... He can only do so much.

PC has scopred 2 or less goals in 8 of their last 10 games, including 1 or less 4 times. 3 of the games being OT

Had to be Hockey East defensive player of the week to TIE 2-15 CC.

Even UVM has scored 3 or more in 6 of their last 10.
Umass 6 of their last 7
ND 7 of last 11


PP is dead last in Hockey East.

Even with the brutal last 10, Gillies is top 5 in save % and winning %. save % of over 928

GA is still only 2.28. That should wing more than 2 of 11...

They didnt lose 3-2 to Northeastern, they lost 2-1 in OT. In other words the obnly way he could have won is if they shut them out, not to much to ask, right?? ..... Only had 30 shots on him, why shouldnt he stop every single one, every single game. Get up in the F's face and get a stick on it, dont let him get the shot off... Or block it

dillon
02-12-2014, 08:43 AM
Hoky, you're haven't been watching. Gillies has not played consistently well since the Quinnipiac game way back when, and has truly played poorly since the World Juniors. His play is hurting the team.

Hokydad
02-12-2014, 08:48 AM
Hoky, you're haven't been watching. Gillies has not played consistently well since the Quinnipiac game way back when, and has truly played poorly since the World Juniors. His play is hurting the team.

Not arguing with you at all, he has not been the same as he was first 15 or last year, no question... The point is the stats are always useless but they dont lie. Why should he have to shut out Northeastern to win? Shame he only stopped 29 of 30. Even last night, scored 1 goal until bs goalie pulled one with 28 seconds to go. Again, absurd he couldnt shut them out

Awful lot to ask of an 19 year old....

Top teams in Hockey East put up 3-5 a night. Not 1

Lowell scored 4 or more in 5 of last 6 and went 5-1, if PC did that they would be in 2nd in HE, have went 5-01 and locked down home ice...

dillon
02-12-2014, 09:02 AM
I agree that PC is having problems at both ends of the ice, as the offense seems to be snakebit. 60 shots and two goals could mean bad luck, or more likely they're making alot of goalies look great by taking alot of low quality shots, or not fighting enough for rebound position. Seems to me PC should have had at least 4 or 5 goals last night.

The Zlax45
02-12-2014, 09:25 AM
Not arguing with you at all, he has not been the same as he was first 15 or last year, no question... The point is the stats are always useless but they dont lie. Why should he have to shut out Northeastern to win? Shame he only stopped 29 of 30. Even last night, scored 1 goal until bs goalie pulled one with 28 seconds to go. Again, absurd he couldnt shut them out

Awful lot to ask of an 19 year old....

Top teams in Hockey East put up 3-5 a night. Not 1

Lowell scored 4 or more in 5 of last 6 and went 5-1, if PC did that they would be in 2nd in HE, have went 5-01 and locked down home ice...

An upper echelon goalie doesn't get beat on snapshots from the point on the ice like he did on the second goal by UConn. The first Northeastern game he was atrocious giving up a goal on a slap shot within 10 seconds of the start of the game. He was also beat on a wrist shot by Roy from the top of the face off dots and Gaudreau beat him on a similar shot.

My opinion on Gillies and his poor play showed in that blowout up at Lowell. PC as down like 4-1 and there was a delayed penalty on Lowell and Gillies didn't even move out of his net looking to get the extra skater. It happened a few times during the game.

Hokydad
02-12-2014, 09:52 AM
An upper echelon goalie doesn't get beat on snapshots from the point on the ice like he did on the second goal by UConn. The first Northeastern game he was atrocious giving up a goal on a slap shot within 10 seconds of the start of the game. He was also beat on a wrist shot by Roy from the top of the face off dots and Gaudreau beat him on a similar shot.

My opinion on Gillies and his poor play showed in that blowout up at Lowell. PC as down like 4-1 and there was a delayed penalty on Lowell and Gillies didn't even move out of his net looking to get the extra skater. It happened a few times during the game.

They can get hot and run the table. better to win in late Feb/March than dec/jan

SkinsFan09
02-12-2014, 10:24 AM
I disagree that the goalie was phenomenal. I thought PC hit the goalie in the chest and shot over the net on multiple excellent scoring chances. Really ugly loss and PC will be sitting home when the postseason comes around...

Do you think this is the case with every PC game? PC is loaded with Mario Lemieux's who just mess up and make every goalie look good?

Also that Kevin Roy goal you're talking about is not stopped by any goalie, it was a perfect snipe off the far pipe and in.

Jon
02-12-2014, 11:15 AM
Do we see Ellis start a game this weekend? I sure hope so.

Also, I was thinking back to my days studying for the SAT's...
Ross Mauermann is to PC hockey as Bryce cotton is to PC basketball
Great analogy. Ice is unconscious, but the team still loses. .
If Mauermann was on BC, he'd be ungodly.

The offense has been insanely unproductive given the amount of shots they take. Another reason why SOG is useless...
As much as I hate to agree with Hoky, hes' right about Gillies. He can't score goals for the team. If you hold BC to 2 goals, you should be able to get something out of that (although Demkos is apparently the real deal).

Jim
02-12-2014, 11:38 AM
Just a very brief defense of UConn in all this. they aren't an awful team. Billy Latta might not be a household name, for example, but he has scored over 100 points in his career, so he isn't a bum by any means. Plus they seem to play a style that gives up shots but not that many really good shots. Though admittedly 60 is more than you'd want in a perfect world by a long shot. And they also tend to be somewhat efficient in their own shooting. Cav has been pushing them all year to take more shots.

The Zlax45
02-12-2014, 12:56 PM
Do you think this is the case with every PC game? PC is loaded with Mario Lemieux's who just mess up and make every goalie look good?

Also that Kevin Roy goal you're talking about is not stopped by any goalie, it was a perfect snipe off the far pipe and in.

Yes I do, because PC can't shoot. What don't you get about that?

Nick Papagiorgio
02-12-2014, 12:59 PM
Yes I do, because PC can't shoot. What don't you get about that?

You may be the biggest biiitch homer on this site since TBA.