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The Zlax45
01-24-2015, 11:14 PM
Good teams make others play bad

On to BC

So what is your excuse for the Brown and UNH losses?

Anyways, PC took advantage of Lowell playing terrible this weekend to take four points...now need to go into BC and beat a team which they should be able to handle. Let's see if they can play well up at Conte as they haven't lost a game in Boston this season which is the total opposite of last year.

sterlippo1
01-25-2015, 03:51 AM
nice weekend. not sure if i was more impressed with PC sweeping or unimpressed with UML, giving up 7 at tsongas :eek:prob the former . see you friday

cavbim
01-25-2015, 06:23 AM
How much of that was PC winning and Lowell playing bad? The game on Friday was a terrible performance for a division 1 goaltender in Kevin Boyle while PC tonight was flat in the first period...I wonder who flipped over a table in that locker room at that putrid performance in the first.

Really tough game to watch as Benedetto and Millea were calling the game very tight but that is the way the game was called. PC did a good job adjusting.

Weekend kind of ruined your agenda didn't it ? Guess you should be more concerned with how your Wildcats payed...

Hokydad
01-25-2015, 07:31 AM
Weekend kind of ruined your agenda didn't it ? Guess you should be more concerned with how your Wildcats payed...

Exactly. Leaman teams have always had a blip in January and get hot down the stretch.
MacFarlane and Adams being back helped. Both have very important roles and play them well. McFarland adds toughness and depth, Adams gives shutdown guy and let's Walkman play. Walmans best weekend yet.
No more hiccups

palmettofriar
01-25-2015, 07:56 AM
Perceptive observation by hokey dad, Mcparland and Whalman had some awesome shifts, several times
Whalman played like Booby Orr. Would love to have been a fly on the locker room wall after the first period.

Skate4life
01-25-2015, 08:14 AM
Exactly. Leaman teams have always had a blip in January and get hot down the stretch.
MacFarlane and Adams being back helped. Both have very important roles and play them well. McFarland adds toughness and depth, Adams gives shutdown guy and let's Walkman play. Walmans best weekend yet.
No more hiccups

^^^^^^This^^^^^^^

Great weekend!!! PC looked like the varsity team, playing against the JV team. Bigger, Stronger and playing with more composure. Lowell was going through the motions in both games 3rd periods, the fight was removed.

If Zlax is a PC fan, he is the most negative fan around. Just enjoy that you have a competitive team to rout for, not a bad thing eh.

BC game now the biggest remaining on the schedule for the pairwise. Win this game and we can afford a few hiccups down the stretch and make the Tourney.

Hokydad
01-25-2015, 08:32 AM
Perceptive observation by hokey dad, Mcparland and Whalman had some awesome shifts, several times
Whalman played like Booby Orr. Would love to have been a fly on the locker room wall after the first period.


Interesting thought but I doubt anything to dramatic was said. One thing I have grown to admire about Leaman is that he doesn't seem to panic. I am sure the message was "stick to the plan". You could see that they were coming on and could see the momentum late first, hard in 2nd. Lowell might be a little quicker, a tad more skilled but an immature team with soft goaltending.
PC stayed focus and played their game, not a good matchup for Lowell.
BC game is big, Gillies is the key

kevin donnelly
01-25-2015, 08:39 AM
(UML a)...team with soft goaltending.
Ha, the understatement of the month.

Netman
01-25-2015, 08:41 AM
How much of that was PC winning and Lowell playing bad? The game on Friday was a terrible performance for a division 1 goaltender in Kevin Boyle while PC tonight was flat in the first period...I wonder who flipped over a table in that locker room at that putrid performance in the first.

Really tough game to watch as Benedetto and Millea were calling the game very tight but that is the way the game was called. PC did a good job adjusting.
Seriously? They put up 7 on Friday 4 on Saturday, win 2 games and earn 4 points and you are still not happy? That's pathetic. Go away.

HockeyRef
01-25-2015, 08:53 AM
Seriously? They put up 7 on Friday 4 on Saturday, win 2 games and earn 4 points and you are still not happy? That's pathetic. Go away.

Sigh..UNH fans would love to have your problems...

steven22
01-25-2015, 09:21 AM
Seriously? They put up 7 on Friday 4 on Saturday, win 2 games and earn 4 points and you are still not happy? That's pathetic. Go away.


I Agree. Imagine being that miserable with your life that you need to come on and rip apart a college hockey team. Get a life.

On to The Eagles Friday night!!!

Hokydad
01-25-2015, 09:24 AM
Great energy from crowd at end of the game. Hopefully it will build and sell out.

cavbim
01-25-2015, 09:38 AM
Interesting thought but I doubt anything to dramatic was said. One thing I have grown to admire about Leaman is that he doesn't seem to panic. I am sure the message was "stick to the plan". You could see that they were coming on and could see the momentum late first, hard in 2nd. Lowell might be a little quicker, a tad more skilled but an immature team with soft goaltending.
PC stayed focus and played their game, not a good matchup for Lowell.
BC game is big, Gillies is the key

I was thinking the same thing. Worked on the assumption Lowell was going to throw everything including the kitchen sink at you from the get go. Goal would be to withstand the onslaught and being in position to take advantage when Lowell slowed down and had not taken you out of the game. The 2nd was like the old scripted WWF matches with Hulk Hogan. Where just like he use to do to when you had thrown your best, wag you finger at the opponent and say no no no. Then you got the clothesline and atomic leg drop (the 4 2nd period goals). The final part is then to tighten the D with that layered protection even NESN was able to figure out

cavbim
01-25-2015, 09:45 AM
Last night was Gillies' 50th PC victory. Only Mario Proulx and Billy Milner have more. They were from a different era, much higher goals scoring games, wider open. Both believe it or not had save percents under .890
Terreri's was only .911

Offensively Mauerman inched closer to the 100 point mark. His goal was point 98. A reflection of the tighter D (and lousy offenses since 2003) he will be the first Friar to hit 100 since Jon Rheault 7 years ago and the 2nd since '03 when we had JD, Deven and Fregoe

Saracino has the best chance to be next. He needs 33 points in his remaining year plus

The Freds
01-25-2015, 09:48 AM
The Friars should have put up double digits this weekend I suppose. ;)

I am beginning to see this season like the horse race, where the jockey hangs in the middle of the pack and gets ready for the sprint to the finish. When a program has been down and out for as many years as PC, the players have to learn to play together, trust the system and then learn what it takes to win and win at a sustained level. That is the process I believe are witnessing. I still remain impressed with this team.

cavbim
01-25-2015, 09:50 AM
Zlax one more note. You do realize that only 4 teams have more wins then PC. And only 9 have fewer losses. Providence's biggest problem is they have lost 5 1 goal games. Many of the teams ahead of them have staved off defeat and managed ties at least in those tight games

The Freds
01-25-2015, 10:39 AM
Providence's biggest problem is they have lost 5 1 goal games. Many of the teams ahead of them have staved off defeat and managed ties at least in those tight games

That is the part I discussed of learning how to win together and win in a sustained manner. Turn those five around and we have a completely different season. However, that does not happen by magic.

The Zlax45
01-25-2015, 11:00 AM
Seriously? They put up 7 on Friday 4 on Saturday, win 2 games and earn 4 points and you are still not happy? That's pathetic. Go away.

I only give them credit for 6 on Friday since Lowell was just trying to make a crazy comeback.

Take a look at Lowell's schedule and you recognize that they are very similar to Vermont...a team that played a very soft early season schedule that is finally playing the top squads in Hockey East.

The BC game means less than it did before the two Lowell wins in my mind as PC still has two games in hand. If the Friars go in and win, BC shouldn't be able to catch them the rest of the year. If BC wins, it will be a dogfight to see who finishes higher.

73PCFriar
01-25-2015, 11:54 AM
I only give them credit for 6 on Friday since Lowell was just trying to make a crazy comeback.

Take a look at Lowell's schedule and you recognize that they are very similar to Vermont...a team that played a very soft early season schedule that is finally playing the top squads in Hockey East.

The BC game means less than it did before the two Lowell wins in my mind as PC still has two games in hand. If the Friars go in and win, BC shouldn't be able to catch them the rest of the year. If BC wins, it will be a dogfight to see who finishes higher.

So are you acknowledging the Friars to be one of the top teams..:)

Brian you are a sad excuse for a Friar fan....

The Zlax45
01-25-2015, 12:01 PM
So are you acknowledging the Friars to be one of the top teams..:)

Brian you are a sad excuse for a Friar fan....

Calling out someone by their name on a message board...classy!

The fact is this is a team expected to go further than last season. Expectations in my mind is to play like a top five team every night.

Lowell dominated PC on Friday 5 on 5. Last night, PC was flat in the first period before exploding in the second period. Second straight year that Lowell has had a pretty big collapse in Schneider