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BCeagle
01-28-2012, 03:54 AM
Well, this is a good start to the weekend and hopefully ends with a 4-PT BC weekend.

They haven't scored 4 goals or more in a game in quite awhile. Hopefully this begins a run for the post season and an end to scoring drought that has hit this team.

Finally Hayes scores a goal, he's been scoreless it seems for months. Good to see other people get into the scoring column and that Kreider goal was what the doctor ordered to get everyone going:)

sterlippo1
01-28-2012, 06:59 AM
weird game. despite the shot disparity i didn't think they played great(in spots yes) but that's three pretty good games in row and it's been a while since we saw that. At this point, avoiding another devastating loss and actually coming away with two points has to help their psyche. Way less mental errors and a great job by the D in front of Milner .To say tonight is big for this team is an understatement

sterlippo1
01-28-2012, 07:14 AM
btw, WBIN (ch 18 on comcast) is televising the game tonight..............nice

theprofromdover
01-28-2012, 07:16 AM
Didn't they score 4 goals in both games at Maine?

FiveHole12
01-28-2012, 07:48 AM
Didn't they score 4 goals in both games at Maine?
Only 3 last Friday, 4 Saturday.

We finally connected last night on some great chances. Those last 2 goals were things of beauty, as was Kreider's shortie. Awesome burst of speed sent him in alone. Where's that been? Hopefully he's been saving it up for the 2nd half.

UNH had 13 shots on net! Now that's some shut down D. Worrisome they score 3 on just 13 shots, but I'm not sure that's on Milner. First one was, but the other 2? Milner is pretty slow to recover from the initial save though.
That being said, Venti may be our best goalie right now. He looked good in last Friday's loss at Maine. He's quicker in net than the other two IMO.

I'm heading up to the Whitt tonight. I think the Eagles may have some fun on the big sheet, although DeSmith may have something to say about the outcome. The kid stoned us more than a few times last night.

acs64
01-28-2012, 07:52 AM
Wuz there any diving in ur game last night? Rumor has it all the dive judges were at Egganis Arena watching that one. :) Ya know Im starting to think ole Timmay owns those old phart coaches in Boston. :D

sterlippo1
01-28-2012, 08:24 AM
The Kid thinks "another number" will start in goal tonight...............hmmmmmm:confused:

sterlippo1
01-28-2012, 08:39 AM
FWIW (nothing ,I know) but..........In UNH's last two games at Conte they have been out shot 42-12 (senior night last year) and 34-13 (last night)..... 25 shots total in two games. Now THAT is a head scratcher

claver2010
01-28-2012, 10:41 AM
btw, WBIN (ch 18 on comcast) is televising the game tonight..............nice

Great to hear, we've been lucky with the amount of games on tv this year

goblue
01-28-2012, 11:11 AM
...UNH had 13 shots on net! Now that's some shut down D. Worrisome they score 3 on just 13 shots, but I'm not sure that's on Milner. First one was, but the other 2? Milner is pretty slow to recover from the initial save though. ...


Well, it could have been 5 goals on 13 shots, as there were 2 pucks that struck the post (most critically within the last 12 seconds of the game.) Or do pipe shots count as a SOG? I'm not quite sure what counts and what doesn't.

Still, your D did a good job tying up UNH all night, limiting our opportunities. Good job, but had we done a better job on the shorty, well who knows? Maybe we would have lost in OT, as has been our habit. I hope for a split tonight, to recover some vestige of pride or dignity from this otherwise dismal season. Wouldn't surprise me at all to play you again at the Conte in the 1/4s, as home ice for us is all but lost (a remarkable run that had to end at some point.)

BCeagle
01-28-2012, 11:16 AM
Only 3 last Friday, 4 Saturday.

We finally connected last night on some great chances. Those last 2 goals were things of beauty, as was Kreider's shortie. Awesome burst of speed sent him in alone. Where's that been? Hopefully he's been saving it up for the 2nd half.

UNH had 13 shots on net! Now that's some shut down D. Worrisome they score 3 on just 13 shots, but I'm not sure that's on Milner. First one was, but the other 2? Milner is pretty slow to recover from the initial save though.
That being said, Venti may be our best goalie right now. He looked good in last Friday's loss at Maine. He's quicker in net than the other two IMO.

I'm heading up to the Whitt tonight. I think the Eagles may have some fun on the big sheet, although DeSmith may have something to say about the outcome. The kid stoned us more than a few times last night.

I think that 2nd goal is on Milner, you can't allow a goal like that. Still kind of sloppy in their own end but hopefully less and less as the season winds down.

claver2010
01-28-2012, 11:21 AM
There were some good signs last night that hopefully this team can get out of this rut:

Some physicality from the back line
Kevin Hayes using his body
The PK getting back on track (how good is Maine's PP? unreal)
Some movement on the PP

As I said on EA, no one is running away in HE, just keep compiling points.

sterlippo1
01-28-2012, 12:00 PM
Well, it could have been 5 goals on 13 shots, as there were 2 pucks that struck the post (most critically within the last 12 seconds of the game.) Or do pipe shots count as a SOG? I'm not quite sure what counts and what doesn't.


you're right, we were very fortunate. Hitting the post does not count as a SOG btw

sterlippo1
01-28-2012, 12:04 PM
I think that 2nd goal is on Milner, you can't allow a goal like that. Still kind of sloppy in their own end but hopefully less and less as the season winds down.

it's hard to see the second one but maybe you mean the first one from behind the net? that was the one that i think you just cant give up. Also, we had 2 men in front on the UNH third goal and Mullane looked like he should have been able to put the body on the UNH player and move him out before the puck got there. on our game winner, two UNH players got mixed up at our blue line resulting in the turnover that led to the game winner. maybe those kind of breaks are starting to come our way after 2 1/2 months with out any puck luck at all.....

Zudnic
01-28-2012, 12:09 PM
Whichever goal it was, the one that went in off Milner's back - come on. That was just awful. How far out of position was he?

Boston22
01-28-2012, 12:37 PM
SIAP, but on the Whitney goal, shouldn't Dumoulin have gotten the second assist and not Almedia? Even though Dumoulin was not on the ice for the goal, as he had changed up.

FiveHole12
01-28-2012, 01:07 PM
Whichever goal it was, the one that went in off Milner's back - come on. That was just awful. How far out of position was he?
Yes it was (UNH's 1st goal). But our first goal was the same, so it's a wash. ;)

If 'the kid' is right about a goaltending change, I hope to see Venti. I wasn't overly impressed last night.

sterlippo1
01-28-2012, 01:18 PM
Whichever goal it was, the one that went in off Milner's back - come on. That was just awful. How far out of position was he?

funny that a similar type of goal happened in the BU-Maine game.............. he was about 3-4 feet from the post facing the goal crawling to get back and it looked like the centering pass or shot hit his stick and went in

Kenny
01-28-2012, 04:30 PM
To say they needed to pull that one out for two points is an understatement, the fact that they did with their backs against the wall could ignite this team. There are a few guys on the fringe of breaking out, Steven Whitney is one and he showed how effective he can be when working hard and making smart decisions. He is one of the most skilled on this team, he just needs to bring it every night. How involved he was last night was a great sign and I am anxious to see him repeat that performance tonight. Would love to see him catch fire. That line, 9 24 21, has serious potential.

The powerplay needs to start clicking and I thought it was disorganized last night due to the new units playing together for the first time. From what I saw one unit was 9, 22, 24, 21, 4 and the other was 19, 12, 11, 2, 13??? I could be wrong, but I like the contrasting styles of the two units, one appears to be quick moving and the other is more of a bigger physical possession style of play with guys like 13 finding open space. Hopefully they get it going tonight.

A glaring ommission from this team is any form of nastiness. If you look at previous successful teams they always had players who played close to the edge, this team doesn't. I don't care what people say, when you have a few nasty players on your team, opponents know when they are lined up against them. There's an intimidation factor that players would never admit, but it's there. Orpik, Gionta, Patrick Eaves, Petrecki, Gerbe, Gibbons, etc....are all examples of players playing on the edge. I really can't think of anyone to put that tag on this team. Maybe they can win without it, it's simply an observation.

A win tonight has this team back on track for the goals they set at the start of the season. A loss and the momentum of lastnight's emotional win is history.

claver2010
01-28-2012, 04:39 PM
Milner tonight