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Split-N
12-10-2011, 09:43 PM
Granted, my perch was in front of the TV rather than in the arena but that being said, Lowell might be the best opponent I've seen this year. Certainly better than Mack and ND....at least tonight. So props to Lowell and Kudos to the dogs who seem to have learned how to put away the close games (notwithstanding the late Eibler boarding penalty). The last three weekends should put them in a great frame of mind for the trip to Minnesota and in good position to make a second half charge.

Interesting to note that neither Madigan nor Bazin got much respect from the bloggers and columnists after their appointments were announced last summer yet both are heading up programs that nobody seems anxious to play at this point in the season.

Patman
12-10-2011, 10:11 PM
Bad call by Bazin costs Lowell a chance. Good game from the Huskies, they were fresh and ready to go and it was obvious from the start. Top line had lots of skill. See you guys in the new year.

I'd like to see them again on even rest (or going into a Friday)... Lowell doesn't usually get beaten that badly on pucks and things like that... I don't know how much of it was NU and how much of it was gas in the tank. Seemed like things were always a step or two off... and in hockey that's all it takes.

Huskies01
12-10-2011, 10:28 PM
I'd like to see them again on even rest (or going into a Friday)... Lowell doesn't usually get beaten that badly on pucks and things like that... I don't know how much of it was NU and how much of it was gas in the tank. Seemed like things were always a step or two off... and in hockey that's all it takes.

I actually made the comment to the guy next to me in the third that NU just looked to be physically stronger then UML. Do not know if its true overall, perhaps because NU was fresher, but it was pretty obvious. Guys on NU who normally do not play physical were tossing UML guys around.

One thing teams typically underrate NU for is its skating ability. If there was one thing NU had going for them the last few seasons was that they could skate with anyone. (kinda funny though that there worst skater, MacLeod was also their best scoring forward) Not very many plodders among NU forwards, or even the dmen for that matter.

BTW - i think Norm's call to pull the goalie there was the right move. 6 minutes left, its only the 2nd PP of the game, refs have kept the whistles in their pocket, UML has shots on net, but not very good ones and are not getting to rebounds, take the chance there and see what happens. Does not matter how many you lose by in the end. It looks bad for Norm because NU did score, and UML was given another PP and this time did score with the two man advantage. If there is no PP, or if UML does not score, Quailer's goal does not matter.

I like the move. You gotta make a move at some point, and its not any riskier there then it is with 1 minute left.

HungryHungryHuskies
12-10-2011, 10:58 PM
BTW - i think Norm's call to pull the goalie there was the right move. 6 minutes left, its only the 2nd PP of the game, refs have kept the whistles in their pocket, UML has shots on net, but not very good ones and are not getting to rebounds, take the chance there and see what happens. Does not matter how many you lose by in the end. It looks bad for Norm because NU did score, and UML was given another PP and this time did score with the two man advantage. If there is no PP, or if UML does not score, Quailer's goal does not matter.

I like the move. You gotta make a move at some point, and its not any riskier there then it is with 1 minute left.


While I agree to an extent, the decision to do it at the time he did was the most puzzling of all... if I remember correctly, he made the call coming out of a TO with about 30 seconds on the PP. Why make the call that late in the PP? The last four minutes were almost comical in the lack of coordination and communication in regards to pulling the goalie, which is sad considering how great Lowell had been playing up until that point. I've gotta hand it to them, they played well, but I'm really glad NU is now rolling into the break at .500 after picking up some much needed points in HE.

northeastern
12-10-2011, 11:01 PM
The boarding penalty with a couple mins left was Reid i believe.. not Eibler. Regardless, Coach has to talk to the perpetrator there.. no need for that with the gm being 3-1 (at that point). Could have easily been tie gm in a matter of seconds.

Overall, nice hustle by the Riverhawks & Huskies.. Vallorani (sp?) is a great playmaker. You have a good team Lowell.

Glad Cody redeemed himself with a goal, after his ridiculous miss on the breakaway.
Happy Holidays everyone.. stay safe, talk soon. :)

Patman
12-10-2011, 11:30 PM
I actually made the comment to the guy next to me in the third that NU just looked to be physically stronger then UML. Do not know if its true overall, perhaps because NU was fresher, but it was pretty obvious. Guys on NU who normally do not play physical were tossing UML guys around.

One thing teams typically underrate NU for is its skating ability. If there was one thing NU had going for them the last few seasons was that they could skate with anyone. (kinda funny though that there worst skater, MacLeod was also their best scoring forward) Not very many plodders among NU forwards, or even the dmen for that matter.

BTW - i think Norm's call to pull the goalie there was the right move. 6 minutes left, its only the 2nd PP of the game, refs have kept the whistles in their pocket, UML has shots on net, but not very good ones and are not getting to rebounds, take the chance there and see what happens. Does not matter how many you lose by in the end. It looks bad for Norm because NU did score, and UML was given another PP and this time did score with the two man advantage. If there is no PP, or if UML does not score, Quailer's goal does not matter.

I like the move. You gotta make a move at some point, and its not any riskier there then it is with 1 minute left.

really, we aren't discussing this if that faceoff and the handling thereafter wasn't so god-awful poor... but it was and it did and so it went