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unhpuckfan2001
02-07-2011, 09:55 AM
Both teams may rise in the polls, after sweeping their respective weekends. UNH scored 11 goals in two games, while Merrimack scored 15 on the weekend, including an 11-2 shellacking of UMass Saturday night.

UNH beat their 'archrival' Maine twice on the weekend, including one of the wilder finishes this fan has seen in years Saturday night, scoring the game winner with 15.8 seconds left (after Maine's top scorer from the weekend hit the post on the empty net).

Merrimack has been giving UNH fits for a while now, and this is arguably the best team they've put out in years.

Last time they played up at a Lake Whitt, it was a hard fought UNH win 2-1. There was no scoring until the third period; Merrimack took the lead and UNH played come-from-behind to win.

Should be a very entertaining weekend; Friday night in Durham, Saturday night down at Lawler, where I'm sure the building will be rockin'.

wildcatdc
02-07-2011, 02:45 PM
Very excited for the weekend. Coming up to see them live, first live games since the home opener v. Michigan. Great to see Merrimack in the hunt. Looks like they can put the numbers up a la the badabing line from the recent past. (that was the 'mack, right??).

I was able to get seats right behind 'Cats bench at lawler, just this past Friday, so it appears there are good seats to be had.

Yuppie Scum
02-07-2011, 02:47 PM
Does NHPTV still air UNH games? I'd like to watch friday's tilt, will be in attendance Sat.

RockTheWhit
02-07-2011, 02:53 PM
Does NHPTV still air UNH games?

No. They can be viewed for a fee at unhwildcats.com

RENCEB
02-07-2011, 04:45 PM
Merrimack has been giving UNH fits for a while now, and this is arguably the best team they've put out in years. Looked up the record for the past 10 matchups; UNH is 7-2-1, with every win/loss a 1 goal game. Two 1-0 wins, two 2-1 wins, two 4-3 wins (including Thompson's OT winner with 12 secs left in OT) and a 5-4 win. MC last won at the Whitt in '08-'09, a 4-3 victory.
Should be a great series. 2 outstanding goalies and some terrific offensive players/lines.

WildShawn
02-08-2011, 09:57 AM
Sorry I didn't see this on the 2nd page, my bad!

here's my post:

looking forward to the weekend's games. While the Maine games brought a fun atmosphere and some entertaining games/results, possibly, this weekend is the biggest/most important test to date for UNH (who'da thunk?).

Merrimak is rolling through teams, and they have one of the better goaltenders in the league. DiGi stood on his head in the last meeting and might have stolen 2 points from Merrimack at the Whitt. If each team wins at home this weekend, I don't think you can be too upset with the result, but a sweep or 3 points either way would be surprising.

Whats the video situation for the game at Lawler?

ClOuD 9
02-08-2011, 02:01 PM
I was able to get seats right behind 'Cats bench at lawler, just this past Friday, so it appears there are good seats to be had.
Is it all reserved seating now that they've gone to seat backs?

Yuppie Scum
02-08-2011, 02:05 PM
Is it all reserved seating now that they've gone to seat backs?

There's some GA in a couple seated sections and SRO behind the home goal/lobby side

wildcatdc
02-08-2011, 02:36 PM
Is it all reserved seating now that they've gone to seat backs?

$20 a pop for these seats, they had others at $5 and $10. I just selected "best available" and got lucky.

MCHOCKEY
02-08-2011, 04:26 PM
Should be a great weekend of hockey...I'm thinking MC takes Sat at home...they have just been too tough to beat at home...as for Friday, a road win here would give them confidence that they can beat anybody on the road (they should have taken game 1, but Digi was the MAN in that game, just slightly outdueling Joe C)...so, I'd love 3 points, but am expecting a split...I'll say 3-2 UNH on Friday and 4-2 (ENG) MC on Saturday.

wildcatdc
02-08-2011, 05:36 PM
I kind of wish the locations were reversed. I can see us coming off an emotional, wild weekend vs. a big rival, and being flat at home. That would be a tough way to start the weekend, giving the Mack some momentum going back to Lawler. Either way, these teams appear to be poised for some big numbers. As much as I hate to say it... 4-4 Friday, 5-3 (en) to the mack saturday. I hope I'm wrong, as I won't be able to venture back north for live games until the hea semis/finals

Pet_Donkee
02-08-2011, 06:17 PM
ditto

dmjossel
02-08-2011, 10:57 PM
Sorry I didn't see this on the 2nd page, my bad!


Whats the video situation for the game at Lawler?

B2TV.com is doing the game at Lawler this weekend.

dmjossel
02-08-2011, 11:00 PM
I kind of wish the locations were reversed. I can see us coming off an emotional, wild weekend vs. a big rival, and being flat at home. That would be a tough way to start the weekend, giving the Mack some momentum going back to Lawler. Either way, these teams appear to be poised for some big numbers. As much as I hate to say it... 4-4 Friday, 5-3 (en) to the mack saturday. I hope I'm wrong, as I won't be able to venture back north for live games until the hea semis/finals

I hope you're right!

I agree, I think the scheduling may favor Merrimack a bit. They should be playing with some confidence, and they know that the last game at the Whittemore was close, and that they could really use the series win. I think there's no sneaking up on anybody anymore, but if they can steal the game on Friday I'd give them good odds to hold the home fort as well on Saturday.

irishfan85
02-08-2011, 11:03 PM
What are the good places to grab a bite before the game? I've been to Libby's. Any others?

gounhwildcats
02-08-2011, 11:39 PM
What are the good places to grab a bite before the game? I've been to Libby's. Any others?

Wings Your Way is our headquarters whenever we go there. They have great wings, and other food, and they have a full bar now as well. 3 big screens always have something good going on. If you like pizza, Wildcat Pizza makes a good pie. And there's Young's but it's more of a breakfast place. There's a couple of other pizza type joints on Main Street, but that pretty much covers it.

dmjossel
02-09-2011, 07:26 AM
What are the good places to grab a bite before the game? I've been to Libby's. Any others?

Out on 114 towards Danvers there's a Fuddrucker's, it's probably the closest to campus. Out on 114 towards Lawrence, there's a Harrison's Roast Beef (on the left), and further on, the 99 Pub (on the right) and (on the left) The Loft (good clam chowder).

Harrison's is a fast food place, the Loft is more a sit-down, but they serve food at the bar.

For anyone who uses Google here's a public map with those places on it; feel free to comment or add your own favorite places.

http://goo.gl/maps/rexZ

WildShawn
02-09-2011, 08:10 AM
Out on 114 towards Danvers there's a Fuddrucker's, it's probably the closest to campus. Out on 114 towards Lawrence, there's a Harrison's Roast Beef (on the left), and further on, the 99 Pub (on the right) and (on the left) The Loft (good clam chowder).

Harrison's is a fast food place, the Loft is more a sit-down, but they serve food at the bar.

For anyone who uses Google here's a public map with those places on it; feel free to comment or add your own favorite places.

http://goo.gl/maps/rexZ
I think he (A Merrimack fan, yes?) is asking about good places to grab a bite in Durham, as he mentioned Libby's :)

unhpuckfan2001
02-09-2011, 10:20 AM
Wings Your Way is our headquarters whenever we go there. They have great wings, and other food, and they have a full bar now as well. 3 big screens always have something good going on. If you like pizza, Wildcat Pizza makes a good pie. And there's Young's but it's more of a breakfast place. There's a couple of other pizza type joints on Main Street, but that pretty much covers it.

IMO, Wings has gone downhill since Corey and Kirby left to manage their other restaurants (in Manchester, fantastic, and NorthHampton). I've had too many bad experiences to recommend it any more . . . but if you like it, power to ya! I'd also recommend Ballards; pretty good food, all drafts $3 except Guinness which is $4. Quicker food options are Franz's Food (in the laundromat, yes, but great food), or a new place in the Durham Marketplace Plaza, called Mino's roast beef. Excellent, Boston style RB Sandwhiches.

Also consider Mei Wei, the restaurant formally known as China Buffet - much improved. And I should also mention the Knot; on Main St, and I ate their last Friday. Was thrilled at the food, and prices - I got twin pork chops, taters and gravy, and veggies, for $5 (special). Nifty.

Safe travels!

RockTheWhit
02-09-2011, 11:14 AM
IMO, Wings has gone downhill since Corey and Kirby left to manage their other restaurants (in Manchester, fantastic, and NorthHampton). I've had too many bad experiences to recommend it any more . . . but if you like it, power to ya!
Safe travels!
Co-sign. I've had more bad experiences with WYW service in 2011 than I had the previous four years while giving them regular business.
In addition to pizza, Wildcat Pizza also has great pastas, subs and calzones (but does not serve beer). You also can't go wrong with any of the three bar/restaurants in town-Libby's, Ballard's, The Knot.