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e.cat
02-21-2019, 12:33 PM
A lot on the line for UNH over the next couple of weeks. 2-2-1 is my prediction for these five remaining games.

Buckle up because it's going to be a rough ride with lots of twists and turns in Hockey East between now and the end of the RS!!

northeastern
02-21-2019, 02:41 PM
NU needs the HE pts (all of them); but far as the UNH wknd, i am hoping for a split at the very least. If NU can get more than 2pts vs UNH, then i believe the team is back in some kind of rhythm. Split more likely, my opinion. Go Huskies :)

HockeyRef
02-21-2019, 02:43 PM
A lot on the line for UNH over the next couple of weeks. 2-2-1 is my prediction for these five remaining games.

Buckle up because it's going to be a rough ride with lots of twists and turns in Hockey East between now and the end of the RS!!

Love your prediction if we ended up that way I think we would be more than pleased. Can't think of a better way to end the RS going into the tournament. Going to see how far we've really come. Hoping for a great compete level and 60 minute efforts. Not easy to do but what is necessary given the competition! Let's goooo 'Cats!!!

NU_Husky
02-21-2019, 03:43 PM
Our blog preview of the Wildcats as well as our predictions for the weekend is below. I think it's likely NU gets 2 points, maybe 3, but if they were to sweep I would be quite pleasantly surprised. I see both teams matching up well, with balanced scoring on both sides (Wildcats have 4 20 point scorers, 4 more with 15+ points; NU has 4 with 20 and 3 with 15+), and a goaltender matchup that statistically is fairly even this year, with PRimeau getting an edge, and historically leans NU.

UNH has better special teams than NU does, and that could be a massive difference maker when combined with more ice area.

http://northeasternhockeyblog.com/general/weekend-preview-new-hampshire-wildcats-angus-crookshank-liam-blackburn-ara-nazarian-mike-robinson-max-gildon/

UMLFan
02-21-2019, 06:47 PM
I see a weekend split next weekend (depending completely on how Lowell rebounds this weekend from their PC disaster).

I still remember that first game at Tsongas where Lowell thoroughly dominated UNH, but needed a couple of last minute goals just to sneak away with a point. That was dismal...

After the Whistle
02-22-2019, 03:54 PM
Our blog preview of the Wildcats as well as our predictions for the weekend is below. I think it's likely NU gets 2 points, maybe 3, but if they were to sweep I would be quite pleasantly surprised. I see both teams matching up well, with balanced scoring on both sides (Wildcats have 4 20 point scorers, 4 more with 15+ points; NU has 4 with 20 and 3 with 15+), and a goaltender matchup that statistically is fairly even this year, with PRimeau getting an edge, and historically leans NU.

UNH has better special teams than NU does, and that could be a massive difference maker when combined with more ice area.

https://northeasternhockeyblog.com/general/weekend-preview-new-hampshire-wildcats-angus-crookshank-liam-blackburn-ara-nazarian-mike-robinson-max-gildon/

Must admit that i do like the NU blog. The preseason forecast on each team is in depth and usually very fair. As you and others have noted, this UNH team can surprise you. They can surprise us also. I see a split, especially if you look past us in the second period.

e.cat
02-23-2019, 09:12 AM
No nights off in Hockey East. Two more left with Northeastern. Pretty tough to beat any Hokey East team three times in the RS.

HockeyRef
02-23-2019, 09:59 AM
Must admit that i do like the NU blog. The preseason forecast on each team is in depth and usually very fair. As you and others have noted, this UNH team can surprise you. They can surprise us also. I see a split, especially if you look past us in the second period.

Not last night unfortunately...but, it happens. NU did what they had to do and we did not respond. Kudos to the 'Cats for killing the 5 on 3. NU skated with energy and focus; hit all their passes, stymied any offense we could muster. Primeau is an elite goal tender. Hats off to BvR, Vela, MacAdams who played very well. Tonight's a new night...go 'Cats! AND...way to go making the HE tournament. 3 other teams are going to sit this out, not you. A nice goal achieved for this first season under a new coach, and new tourney format. A formidable task for sure, but you are in the mix...(and I'd echo what you said ATW...don't look past us..)

e.cat
02-24-2019, 07:17 AM
Well, just like that, there are the two losses in my 2-2-1 prediction! Guess that means UNH is going 2-0-1 for the last three games.

Snively65
02-24-2019, 08:54 PM
Well, just like that, there are the two losses in my 2-2-1 prediction! Guess that means UNH is going 2-0-1 for the last three games.

Admittedly, yours was a bold prediction, e.cat. :-)

HockeyRef
02-24-2019, 09:26 PM
Well, just like that, there are the two losses in my 2-2-1 prediction! Guess that means UNH is going 2-0-1 for the last three games.

Funny you post this because I said to myself...'well, there are the two losses in e.cat's prediction' and there it is. Yeah, glad we got those out of the way...;)

Chuck Murray
02-25-2019, 11:04 AM
Well, I guess this thread didn't quite catch fire like the UNH v. UMaine one did.

Just another reminder how UNH has been a non-factor at/near the top of HE for way too long ...

HockeyRef
02-25-2019, 11:23 AM
Well, I guess this thread didn't quite catch fire like the UNH v. UMaine one did.

Just another reminder how UNH has been a non-factor at/near the top of HE for way too long ...

Well that just has to change now doesn’t it...in our lifetime preferably 😉

Cookin4Fun
02-25-2019, 01:07 PM
Well, just like that, there are the two losses in my 2-2-1 prediction! Guess that means UNH is going 2-0-1 for the last three games.

I can say that although we all want a win every game, 2-2-1 would have been great outlook considering who we are playing and especially how they looked this weekend. I personally would be happy with a 2-0-1 finish to the regular season. Heck I'd even be happy with 1 or 2 wins in the playoffs against UMass(2 being a pipe dream).

Snively65
02-25-2019, 05:57 PM
Well, I guess this thread didn't quite catch fire like the UNH v. UMaine one did.

Just another reminder how UNH has been a non-factor at/near the top of HE for way too long ...

Kinda a weird thread, as not a weekend thread, such as those ECAC threads that involve four teams ("travel partners"), which average less than 15 posts each. But, this thread may top that number, given that we have three more games. :-)

BlackI
02-25-2019, 07:19 PM
Well, I guess this thread didn't quite catch fire like the UNH v. UMaine one did.

Just another reminder how UNH has been a non-factor at/near the top of HE for way too long ...

From all of us Mainuhs... MWAH! With love from Orono. :D

e.cat
02-26-2019, 05:34 PM
I was kinda thinkin' UNH might sneak one win from the three with the hounds and one from the hawks. They still might!!!

e.cat
03-01-2019, 11:29 AM
And then there were three(games left). Senior night at the Whit but work to be done. Leave it all on the ice and no regrets!

Snively65
03-01-2019, 12:16 PM
Bummer; I had the two UNH-UML games this weekend transposed on my calendar. No way that I can deal with three hours in traffic for games at the Whitt on Friday nights. So, looks like my attendance at UNH games is over for this season, as is my prediction of 14 wins.

But, I am psyched for next season, especially if Gildon and Wyse come back.

e.cat
03-01-2019, 09:29 PM
One W down. One to go! Or two. I'm not picky!