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brianvf
10-25-2009, 01:45 AM
1st loss of the season, 1st PP goal allowed of the season.

UAA outplayed the Sioux for the entire 2nd period and most of the 3rd. Great game from them, two completely different teams from last night.

Eidsness didn't have as solid of a game as Dell did the night before. The 1st goal was a softie and the 2nd was save-able as well IMO.

Now we have an off week to prepare to play at MTU in 2 weeks time.

Go Sioux!

SiouxFanatic
10-25-2009, 03:33 AM
1st loss of the season, 1st PP goal allowed of the season.

UAA outplayed the Sioux for the entire 2nd period and most of the 3rd. Great game from them, two completely different teams from last night.

Eidsness didn't have as solid of a game as Dell did the night before. The 1st goal was a softie and the 2nd was save-able as well IMO.

Now we have an off week to prepare to play at MTU in 2 weeks time.

Go Sioux!
Eidsness hasn't played as solid of a game in 4 of the 5 games(?) he's played in so far. =/

SiouxAviator
10-25-2009, 03:54 AM
Eidsness is in what appears to be a fairly deep sophomore slump, at the rate things are going I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Dell in net quite a bit this season.

Sloe Gin
10-25-2009, 09:31 AM
I've never been THAT impressed with Eidsness...I hope we see more of Dell in the future here.

Gotta figure out a way to come out more fired up on Saturday nights. :o

brianvf
10-25-2009, 11:18 AM
Eidsness is in what appears to be a fairly deep sophomore slump.

:D

We're a big 6 games into the season in which he has 1 loss.
I wouldn't go as far as to call it a soph slump just yet. ;) :)

He's got a 1.77 GAA and a .906 save %. Sure, he could get that save % up a bit, but he also needs some goal support better than what he got last night.

Dirty
10-25-2009, 11:22 AM
Maybe UND should make Gothberg accelerate. That way he can come in at Christmas and we can throw Eids in the Red.

Goon
10-25-2009, 02:52 PM
Maybe UND should make Gothberg accelerate. That way he can come in at Christmas and we can throw Eids in the Red.

You're going to have to cut a hole in the ice first. :)

brianvf
10-25-2009, 02:57 PM
You're going to have to cut a hole in the ice first. :)

I'm pretty sure Eidsness can skate. ;)

SiouxAviator
10-25-2009, 06:30 PM
:D

We're a big 6 games into the season in which he has 1 loss.
I wouldn't go as far as to call it a soph slump just yet. ;) :)

He's got a 1.77 GAA and a .906 save %. Sure, he could get that save % up a bit, but he also needs some goal support better than what he got last night.

He's still got the stats but look at the goals he's let in, especially the first one last night and a couple against the gophs, should have been saveable.

PCM
10-25-2009, 07:55 PM
The first goal Eidsness gave up was a somewhat fortunate bounce for UAA. A better question is why Genoway didn't get the puck out of the zone when he had the opportunity to do so and instead got his pocket picked? That enabled the Seawolves to outnumber the Sioux down low and gave Clark the opportunity for an uncontested wraparound.

Hakstol addressed that in the post-game show, noting that the short, crisp breakout passes UND used Friday night were gone Saturday night. He said the defenseman were trying to skate the puck out of the zone instead of making good, quick outlet pass. And he also laid some of the blame on veterans who he said should know better.

On the UAA power play goal, Zajac was playing without a stick, which didn't help on what was a rather lethargic penalty kill to begin with. A player with the puck uncontested in the slot on the power play has a pretty good chance of scoring.

UND only scored one goal, and that wasn't until there was a minute and a half left in the game. The Sioux took undisciplined penalties and their top two lines where largely invisible for most of the game. Putting the blame on Eidsness is pretty silly.

MinnesotaNorthStar
10-25-2009, 08:04 PM
On the UAA power play goal, Zajac was playing without a stick, which didn't help on what was a rather lethargic penalty kill to begin with. A player with the puck uncontested in the slot on the power play has a pretty good chance of scoring.
If I remember correctly too, a few moments before the goal, Zajac had the puck along the boards, but could only try to clear it with his skate since he didn't have his stick. That said, as I mentioned in the game thread, Eidsness slides way too far when moving laterally across the crease at times. He gets there quick, but he doesn't stop. He'd have had a better shot of saving that one if the slide didn't take him so far off to the side.

He's a solid goaltender though, and he was a big reason the Sioux even had a chance to tie it at the end by making some big saves on the PK, and keeping it to only two goals. I'm not going to give up on him, yet and certainly don't blame him for the loss. The loss was a team effort.

I wouldn't mind seeing Hakstol go with a rotation of Eidsness and Dell more this year though.

PCM
10-25-2009, 10:22 PM
If I remember correctly too, a few moments before the goal, Zajac had the puck along the boards, but could only try to clear it with his skate since he didn't have his stick.
Right. I thought Zajac he was one of the few players who showed up for both games and played like a veteran.


I wouldn't mind seeing Hakstol go with a rotation of Eidsness and Dell more this year though.
Dell was impressive. He seemed very quick to me. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a rotation.

brianvf
10-25-2009, 10:55 PM
I thought Zajac he was one of the few players who showed up for both games and played like a veteran.

Dell was impressive. He seemed very quick to me. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a rotation.

Zajac is insignificant though, if you read the blogs. ;) :D

Agreed on Dell.

brianvf
10-25-2009, 10:57 PM
Red Line Report has great things to say about recent commitment Brock Nelson:

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hockey/columnist/woodlief/2009-10-24-red-line-report_N.htm


Warroad (Minn.) High School power center Brock Nelson recently committed to the University of North Dakota, and the Fighting Sioux can really count this one as a coup in smuggling the emerging star out of state right from under the noses of the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Nelson, who is currently playing this fall in the Midwest Elite League until the local high school season starts in about six weeks, is one of Red Line's favorite early line sleepers for the 2010 Draft. Not many scouts outside of Minnesota have ever heard of him, and he didn't blossom until last season, so he's never been a part of the whole U.S. select process. So he may suffer from underexposure for now, but that won't last much longer.

Nelson, 6-2/205, with a great stride and powerful shot, also has a very strong bloodline in the sport. His uncle is Dave Christian, one of the key scoring cogs on the 1980 U.S. Olympic gold medal-winning squad. Christian is also a former UND All-American and won a national championship with the Sioux before launching an NHL career that spanned over 1000 games and nearly 800 points, so he likely had some influence on young Nelson's decision.

They also have Forbort ranked as the #9 draft eligible prospect for the 2010 draft.

lord k
10-25-2009, 11:36 PM
Right. I thought Zajac he was one of the few players who showed up for both games and played like a veteran.


Dell was impressive. He seemed very quick to me. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a rotation.

Zajac always comes to play. I love watching him work down low in the offensive zone and when he is killing penalties. His line has been playing great and they seem to me to be inspiring the team to work hard.

It was one game and we are bound to lose a few this year. Thats a tough roadtrip to go on and win 2 games. All the undisiplined penalties really seemed to wear UND out.

lord k
10-25-2009, 11:38 PM
Was that the 1st game UND has lost that Zajac has scored in during his career?

Roben
10-26-2009, 07:03 AM
I've never been THAT impressed with Eidsness...I hope we see more of Dell in the future here.

Gotta figure out a way to come out more fired up on Saturday nights. :o

I'm glad I'm not the only one...last year he didn't seem to be too quick from side to side. I really didn't pay much attention to the game Saturday, but Dell looked good for the little shots he had against him. AA's goalies looked good too.

Sloe Gin
10-26-2009, 08:36 AM
I'm glad I'm not the only one...last year he didn't seem to be too quick from side to side. I really didn't pay much attention to the game Saturday, but Dell looked good for the little shots he had against him. AA's goalies looked good too.

I said it last year...Eidsness needs to make the saves he's supposed to make and sometimes make the saves he shouldn't make. That first goal was just poor positioning by the goaltender. 2nd goal? Whatever...that was basically a 5 on 3 powerplay for the Seawolves. But Eids slides out of position a lot and seems to be bailed out by his defense quite a bit. I don't know...I think he's good, but not great. And unfortunately, good isn't going to help you when it comes time to step up.

Personally, I think the team would have lost with or without Dell in net. You can't play 15 minutes of a hockey game and expect to win.

SJHovey
10-26-2009, 09:26 AM
This is a good lesson for a young team. I think I posted this during the Merrimack series. Young teams frequently come out like gangbusters on Friday. Then, when they post a nice win, Saturday's effort is more relaxed. After awhile you learn that no matter how well you play Friday, you have to play twice as hard Saturday to come away with a victory.

Roben
10-26-2009, 11:18 AM
This is a good lesson for a young team. I think I posted this during the Merrimack series. Young teams frequently come out like gangbusters on Friday. Then, when they post a nice win, Saturday's effort is more relaxed. After awhile you learn that no matter how well you play Friday, you have to play twice as hard Saturday to come away with a victory.

weekend off and then MTU could be what they need. Could be a reality check, hopefully not, but they could get the time to learn they need, to learn from their mistakes, as well as others' watching tape. Hopefully it'll help and they'll have a test coming up with SCSU, DU and then the holiday classic with Ohio State and Miami. Not going to be an easy set. If they put their minds to it, they can do it.