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Ralph Baer
02-04-2012, 09:26 PM
RPI limps into eastern New England.

DrDemento
02-04-2012, 09:34 PM
Just when it seemed like we were turning things around-now we have more questions than ever. Our strong point for the year-our defense-was just irresponsible against Colgate. You know you have to stop their top scorer from getting on the scoresheet and we allowed him to get 4 agianst us. We had to have a better plan to stay with him. Defense should have been designed for that priority. We seemed just totally unprepared.
Back to the drawing board and hope we can prepare better for harvard and Dartmouth. These 2 teams we played very well against when we had them in Troy.

FlagDUDE08
02-04-2012, 09:39 PM
I want a 130 minute effort, not a 130 second effort like I saw tonight.

DrDemento
02-04-2012, 09:45 PM
I want a 130 minute effort, not a 130 second effort like I saw tonight.

i got back when the score was 2-1 and it sounded like we were about to make this a real battle. Then the wheels came off. Several new concerns-what is going on with our defensemen and what is the status of the injury to Joel Malchuk?

fishcore12
02-05-2012, 08:29 AM
Hopefully the highlight of my trip to Cambridge isnt the candlepin bowling I plan on doing.....:rolleyes:

REDaero91
02-08-2012, 06:53 PM
Looking forward to watching the team in person for a second game in a row-hopefully they remember who they were on Friday, and forget all about Saturday. I still don't know what that was.

fishcore12
02-08-2012, 08:21 PM
Should be a good sized RPI following friday night as of monday when I checked for tickets, only a few rows remained behind the visitor benches. My friend in Cambridge got our tickets Tuesday. If I find out where Im sitting I will post my location if anyone wants to say hi or yell at me for stuff I may have written on our threads :)

REDaero91
02-08-2012, 08:27 PM
I'll be in Section 15 (wherever that is). I'm on co-op with GE, and I know they have a rather large group going, in Sections 15, 16, and 17.

Wicked Slappaahs
02-08-2012, 10:32 PM
I'll be in Section 15 (wherever that is). I'm on co-op with GE, and I know they have a rather large group going, in Sections 15, 16, and 17.
Good effort RA. Be loud and proud!!

DrDemento
02-09-2012, 07:45 AM
I'll be in Section 15 (wherever that is). I'm on co-op with GE, and I know they have a rather large group going, in Sections 15, 16, and 17.

From the few times we have been up there-admittedly not in the past 3 years-the RPI crowd often outnumbers the Harvard group.

FlagDUDE08
02-09-2012, 06:00 PM
Millea is hopping over from Hockey East to do Friday's game alongside Gilbert (Piti and Bathe on the lines). Gilbert sticks with the RPI game for Saturday, joined by Chip McDonald (Bathe and LeBlanc on the lines).

DrDemento
02-10-2012, 09:21 PM
Great comeback with the extra attacker to tie this one up tonight. This should ease some of the pain from last saturday. Last time we played Dartmouth we played well and maybe deserved a better fate. Let's hope we can bring the momentum gained today into the game tomorrow.

FlagDUDE08
02-10-2012, 09:23 PM
Great comeback with the extra attacker to tie this one up tonight. This should ease some of the pain from last saturday. Last time we played Dartmouth we played well and maybe deserved a better fate. Let's hope we can bring the momentum gained today into the game tomorrow.

We play like we did tonight, and we'll get a win. We were flat in the second the last time we faced Dartmouth; I firmly believe we'll pull it out if we give a strong 65 minute effort.

DrDemento
02-10-2012, 09:43 PM
We play like we did tonight, and we'll get a win. We were flat in the second the last time we faced Dartmouth; I firmly believe we'll pull it out if we give a strong 65 minute effort.

I have always felt that hockey is all about matching up. We just seem to match up well against 8 of the ECAC teams this year and each game has been either a win or a close battle loss. We will need to figure out how to match up better against the other 3 teams in the league. Tonight we did exactly what we needed to do-take very few penalties and have our PK just not give Harvard the edge they get with their extremely good power play. Defensively we did what was necessary to give the offense a chance to tie or win. We still have to finish better and find a way to get more than 2 goals but it sure sounded like we had an ample number of chances including one crossbar. Tomorrow is extremely important.

Skate79
02-10-2012, 10:52 PM
This was a giveaway game - another two points lost because we couldn't finish what we started. Sort of pathetic to have 10 ties this year. It was a hard fought game from start to finish but I thought Harvard lost some momentum in the second, regained it a bit early in the third and then ran out of gas in the last three minutes of regulation and into OT. Still, it was there for the taking. Teddy sort of blew it by calling a timeout midway through the third period. We could have used a blow after RPI had used their timeout and pulled their goalie but it wasn't to be.

Both goalies had their moments in wandering from the net and RPI hit the crossbar twice and three other times had dead-on close in shots only to miss or hit Girard in the stomach. Harvard didn't have the same quality of chances but we had a couple including one in OT that could have gone in. Woulda, shoulda, coulda, it all adds up to one unpleasant evening.

DrDemento
02-11-2012, 07:48 AM
This was a giveaway game - another two points lost because we couldn't finish what we started. Sort of pathetic to have 10 ties this year. It was a hard fought game from start to finish but I thought Harvard lost some momentum in the second, regained it a bit early in the third and then ran out of gas in the last three minutes of regulation and into OT. Still, it was there for the taking. Teddy sort of blew it by calling a timeout midway through the third period. We could have used a blow after RPI had used their timeout and pulled their goalie but it wasn't to be.

Both goalies had their moments in wandering from the net and RPI hit the crossbar twice and three other times had dead-on close in shots only to miss or hit Girard in the stomach. Harvard didn't have the same quality of chances but we had a couple including one in OT that could have gone in. Woulda, shoulda, coulda, it all adds up to one unpleasant evening.

Some ties are good ties, some are bad. This had to be a bad one for harvard. Not only were they leading late-but they got the lead after giving up the first goal and they were playing at home against the 12th place team. For RPI this had to be a great tie for all the opposite reasons. This is a very odd year in the ECAC-not because of the standings and not because of the parity-but because so many games are either ties or being decided very late in the third period. i cannot remember a year where so many games are ending like this.