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smbenny
03-04-2014, 09:21 AM
Thoughts? Predictions?

Elmira has 4 of the top 5 players in scoring (conference), with Josh Burnell leading in goals and Jesper Strale in assists. Josh Burnell leads in PP goals, but Utica's Rich Garbutt leads in shorthanded goals this season.

Nick Therrien leads the conference in GAA, but DeMelo has a slightly higher save percentage while having played in half the games.

Elmira leads in team offense (4.19 avg. goals per game) while Utica leads in team defense in only giving up an average of 2.31 goals per game. Elmira also has the best PP %, while Utica has the best PK %.

My prediction is a 4-3 EC win in overtime. They need to stay out of the penalty box, which they haven't been able to do all season. They lead the conference in penalty minutes per game at 20.44.

Any EC fans making the trip?

dhammond
03-04-2014, 11:11 AM
We will be there.

jconnor
03-04-2014, 11:42 AM
Penalties will decide this game. One can only hope for decent officiating

Ecalltheway1289
03-04-2014, 11:44 AM
I will be there my buddy in utica is getting my tickets today...... I just want a good refereed game the last few have had some really bad calls an I think if we can get to them early an keep on pressing them we will win this game..... I except it to be a very good game tho we have played each other very close all season long wid all three games be decided bye one goal an I don't except that to.change now

jconnor
03-04-2014, 11:46 AM
Ec. 4-3

Ozz
03-04-2014, 12:30 PM
Utica 6-2

smbenny
03-04-2014, 01:28 PM
Utica 6-2

There we go! That's a bold prediction! 6-2 when all games have been decided by one?

That's why they play the games because you never know!

bakdraft21
03-04-2014, 06:15 PM
Uticas PP isnt even in the top 60 in D3:eek:,how many teams r there anyway?? Which is good for Elmira as there PK is ranked 60th:eek:..should be a great game the goalie will make the difference.

jcase
03-04-2014, 08:40 PM
Uticas PP isnt even in the top 60 in D3:eek:,how many teams r there anyway?? Which is good for Elmira as there PK is ranked 60th:eek:..should be a great game the goalie will make the difference.

Utica has 8 SHG and 15 PPG. That equates to UC scoring on 12% of their PPs and UC scoring on 7% of their PKs.
I've jokingly remarked all year that UC plays better shorthanded. Not too far from the truth it seems. These numbers are insane.