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Carmine Scarpaglia
10-13-2013, 05:46 PM
A strong forecheck and a lot of defensive zone turnovers.

RPI had a fantastic first, but got bottled up and made too many mistakes in the second, and then just started on the wrong page on the third, putting the game out of reach

RPI really did have a great first and even first 6 or 7 mins of the 2nd. After 26 mins and change BC had 3 SOG, which is unheard of. Then BC struck twice and it was downhill for RPI.

jmhusker
10-13-2013, 06:38 PM
Not sure what happened between the 1st and 2nd period but the boys were late coming out for the 2nd and it seemed like their heads were still in the locker room. Although they still had the PP they never even got it set up. Then they went on the PK and cleanly won the face-off but had no plan for what to do with it other than trying to pin it against the boards behind their net. BC fished it out and it squirted to Johnny Hockey for an easy open net. Then BC got a nice rebound to a missed back check 18 seconds later. RPI fought back to get it to 3-2 but then another nice bounce for BC and from there it seemed like RPI lost their skating legs. Two brutal turnover goals to start the 3rd and it was done. I doubt that Kasdorff is happy with his performance but I really can't place all the blame on him. there were plent of poor passes and D zone mistakes to go around.

I would like to see these two teams play again on equal rest and with Kasdorff playing a little better.

Carmine Scarpaglia
10-13-2013, 06:52 PM
Your directions from Mission Hill were great today husker!

jmhusker
10-13-2013, 07:15 PM
Your directions from Mission Hill were great today husker!
Not sure I understand that one. Name's Joe by the way.

jmhusker
10-13-2013, 07:21 PM
but why the heck would Kenmore Sq ever be your starting point unless your hotel is there and if it is you take Beacon Street all the way. Pretty easy if you ask me ............and if you're driving from out of town BC is definitely easier as it's on the outskirts and you don't have to deal with Boston if you don't want to............ as far as he talk of RPI in HE? It was near unanimous that people wanted RPI or Q. I'd prefer RPI to Notre Dame in fact. Notre Dame doesn't belong in HE but what's done is done. Good luck to you guys, i'm glad you are on our schedule
OK I'm going to stop with one last post on this. The original topic was about how BC's arena was easier to get to than BU or Harvard or Northeastern,. My point was that the others are not harder to get to. Where you start depends on where you live. Anyone coming from Boston proper would likely go via Storrow and thru Kenmore. Anyone coming from the North Shore would also. It's only from the western burbs where it's easier. Even from Albany, if you check google, you'll see that it is faster to BU or Harvard than to BC. It is the same amount of time to get to Northeastern. And the drive time difference between them all is 1 minute. But that's using google which will not account for traffic light delays very well.

But enough about that... good to have hockey again.

jmhusker
10-13-2013, 07:22 PM
One last positive on the game today:

Red unis with RPI across the front look great. And no more half socks! I think the home's would have looked better this way.

turk181
10-13-2013, 08:01 PM
FD mentioned Jake Wood scoring himself on the Score Thread....here's a pic.... https://twitter.com/photog24/status/389533391718076416/photo/1

fishcore12
10-13-2013, 08:57 PM
Just getting back into town from a weekend full of hockey in Boston. Not the way I would have liked to have ended the weekend but you can only get better by playing the highest competition you can. Good to see Devito get his first, lots to improve upon and Im sure Our Great Coach and staff will make sure things get addressed before BU on friday.

RPI_2003
10-14-2013, 05:20 AM
FD mentioned Jake Wood scoring himself on the Score Thread....here's a pic.... https://twitter.com/photog24/status/389533391718076416/photo/1

haha, great pic! :D

DrDemento
10-14-2013, 06:35 AM
A strong forecheck and a lot of defensive zone turnovers.

RPI had a fantastic first, but got bottled up and made too many mistakes in the second, and then just started on the wrong page on the third, putting the game out of reach

B-12: Do not think for a moment that our coach did not take careful notice of who was on the ice for us for the greatest number of goals against. I am pretty sure he will at least have a little talk with numbers 3, 10, 12 and 15. There were lots of defensive mistakes to go around but SA really does look at things and when you are on the ice for 4 or 3 goals against it kind of stands out.
I think we came out super and were clicking on all cylinders. But a combination of BC being a very good team, their coach adjusting to our game, our legs just not being as quick after 20 minutes(perhaps 2 afternoon road games in a row) and the quick 2 goals agianst early in the second period just snuffed out the candle. This team will learn from this-changes will be made-perhaps they will react differently in the future. On the scoresheet really nice that we took only 2 penalties-but in a game like this, just maybe we should have become a bit more feisty in the second period, even if it meant an extra penalty or two. BC was coming at us and we needed to play a different game in the second period(after having things go mostly our way in the first) and we failed to do it. i wasn't there-and of course did not see it-but it sure did not sound like we became very physical when they started to pour it on us. Just my 2

Ralph Baer
10-14-2013, 07:01 AM
RPI really did have a great first and even first 6 or 7 mins of the 2nd. After 26 mins and change BC had 3 SOG, which is unheard of. Then BC struck twice and it was downhill for RPI.

More than downhill, it was an avalanche. It seems that York made some necessary adjustments in the locker room after one period, and RPI didn't after two periods. We had what to me was an almost unheard of advantage in powerplay time (7 penalties to 2), but we couldn't take advantage of it. Hopefully we learned something from it

FreshFish
10-14-2013, 11:21 AM
A few random impressions from Sunday's game.

Did we have puck repellant on our sticks? I don't know if I've ever seen a game before in which so many times, the puck hit the blade of one of our player's sticks and popped up into the air. Once BC dumped in the puck from center ice for a line change and it hit Kasdorf's stick and popped up into the air, even. So often the puck was between one of our player's skates while he looked around to find it. Poor puck control even though we generally skated well and checked fairly well throughout.


Great assist by Leonard. What a fine play all around. He disrupts the BC rush with a perfect poke check, the puck goes back to center ice while all the BC players skate forward past it, and the RPI player trailing the play just has to pick it up and finish on the breakway...which he did.


Nice powerplay by BC. Two power plays, two goals in fifteen seconds or so it seemed at least.



Game not nearly as lopsided as the score, they were able to turn it up into an extra gear for a few minutes twice in the game which we didn't match, that led to four quick goals. They earned them.



I thought the 4th BC goal should have been disallowed. From where we were sitting, it sure looked like the BC player skated into the crease and then knocked in the puck from there. Obviously the referees didn't see it that way.



I wonder if our players were a bit tired from the day before? it seemed we were mentally sluggish much of the day, just a little bit slow, a little bit off. Plenty of grist for the mill for the coaching staff. Best to get this kind of game out of the system early in the season.




Finally, RPI was very well represented among the fans. I'd guesstimate about 1/4 of the house was wearing RPI gear of some kind. Behind us there even was a guy wearing a BC shirt and an RPI hat!




It was a fun day overall despite the score. The drive to the rink was surprisingly easy, and logistics in and out were well done.


Coming back this morning, what a glorious day. Beautiful fall colors along the route, sunny and pleasant. Got to have coffee with the older child and breakfast along the way with the younger too.

sterlippo1
10-14-2013, 01:04 PM
The drive to the rink was surprisingly easy, and logistics in and out were well done.



I'm glad :D

DrDemento
10-14-2013, 02:06 PM
More than downhill, it was an avalanche. It seems that York made some necessary adjustments in the locker room after one period, and RPI didn't after two periods. We had what to me was an almost unheard of advantage in powerplay time (7 penalties to 2), but we couldn't take advantage of it. Hopefully we learned something from it



That large advantage in power plays may not have been such an advantage. Sure we gave up 2 very quick PP goals-and I am guessing SA just did not want us to be short handed any further. But it may have also affected our aggressive nature which normally works so well for us. BC is a talented team-almost every year-this year is no exception. But you still have to hit them, bang them, impede them, and make them pay when they come up ice on the rush and set up. Obviously i did not see the game-would love to hear from someone who did as to whether we were still physical after the first period. Now let's hope they put this one where it belongs-away-and we can focus on next weekend and getting back on track.

DrDemento
10-14-2013, 02:09 PM
For those interested-Princeton put the tickets on sale today for the RPI game on 1-10-14. Although probably not a sellout, and there will be tickets available for a long time. The best seats do go fast. $10 per ticket and a $1 handling charge.

J.D.
10-14-2013, 03:49 PM
Freshfish, my understanding of the rule is once the puck is in the crease, you can go into the crease after it. I think that's what the refs saw on replay.

fishcore12
10-14-2013, 05:40 PM
Does anyone on the tailgate committee (aka babo) know if we will have enough room for the 6 burner grill? I just have to double check to make sure its still available for Saturday. If it isn't, I can get at least a portable grill.

engineerhockeyfan
10-14-2013, 05:47 PM
More than downhill, it was an avalanche. It seems that York made some necessary adjustments in the locker room after one period, and RPI didn't after two periods. We had what to me was an almost unheard of advantage in powerplay time (7 penalties to 2), but we couldn't take advantage of it. Hopefully we learned something from it

I am very confused about this game. We held them down in shots on goal, we had a distinct advantage in power plays, and totally out played them for the first 25 minutes of the game.
It seems to me that we gave up two quick goals in the second period and a quick goal at the beginning of the third. We let down, or lost focus or whatever you want to call it for about three minutes and we got blown out.
I don't think that we have that much to correct going into next week, but the final score just looks terrible.

FlagDUDE08
10-14-2013, 06:17 PM
I am very confused about this game. We held them down in shots on goal, we had a distinct advantage in power plays, and totally out played them for the first 25 minutes of the game.
It seems to me that we gave up two quick goals in the second period and a quick goal at the beginning of the third. We let down, or lost focus or whatever you want to call it for about three minutes and we got blown out.
I don't think that we have that much to correct going into next week, but the final score just looks terrible.

We have quite a bit to correct. Penalty kill. Putrid power play, which I believe was 1 for 11 on the weekend. Focus on D.

Wicked Slappaahs
10-14-2013, 06:54 PM
One last positive on the game today:

Red unis with RPI across the front look great. And no more half socks! I think the home's would have looked better this way.

Great to hear Joe. I've long been a fan of the road jerseys -- I like the additional red! Great to hear the RPI is loud and proud on the front-- as it should be.