UMD 3 - UM 3 after regulation.
The 'Dogs take the extra point in OT with a 2-1 result.
Some positive results for the 'Dogs. The third period sounded like a bit of a canoe tipper with UM leading 1-0 and then increasing that lead by one before UMD finally scored. Have to wait for UM fans who attended to offer their input on the game.
UMD worked their butts off in the third period to come back and tie the game. It was very discouraging as a Gopher fan but the Bulldogs certainly earned it. The first two goals were odd man rushes. As in 4 (or 5) on 3. We had forwards who fell down in the offensive zone and they didn't get up and come back as fast as UMD transitioned en masse! With 4 Bulldogs coming in our d maybe got a little bit passive. Aggressive plays by UMD and it was pretty impressive and they made us pay.
UMD 0 - UM 5 Final.
A substantial beat down suffered by the 'Dogs today at the hands of UM. Disappointing after yesterday's positive result.
Will again have to wait for UM fans for their take on the game.
We got to meet your new coach today and she is very impressive. I think UMDs future is definitely looking up.
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IMO, when UMD rallied in the third period on Friday, they did so by playing a more aggressive style after concentrating on shutting Minnesota down for the first couple of periods. As the first period went along yesterday, I thought that the game became more wide open as it did late on Friday. Both teams likely wanted to play an up-tempo style; their coaches would have preferred something more conservative. On Friday, the Bulldogs got the transition goals. Yesterday, the Gophers did. UMD had chances in the first couple of periods, but it looked to me like they either put their shots wide of the net or into Peters' midsection.
Ironically, I thought that special teams play was closer yesterday; on Friday, Minnesota dominated, even though the goal count wouldn't show it, because UMD scored on its only real chance. I'd say that the Bulldogs' PK is one area where they need to improve, because the Gophers had free reign on the PP for long stretches.
"... And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;" -- Rudyard Kipling
Thanks guys for the glimpse into both games.
All this talk about puck luck is BS, all you have to do is listen to what their coach said: ““You generate four shots and miss the net five times, you don’t really get at the goalie, you don’t win games with puck possession. And then they take advantage of their opportunities; credit them with some beautiful goals.”
Absolutely, all five were pretty goals, highlight film worthy. I would say that the game was fairly evenly played, except where it really counts. Is luck generated by the individual or does it fall in your lap? It doesn’t matter, what you do with it is what matters.
Israel depends on a wall for their security, and it is doing the job. Democrazies need to explain why one wouldn't work for the USA. Baring that, build a wall Mr. Trump, so big the Chineeze have to rename theirs.
Sarah Murray back in Duluth last night with her charges from South Korea...
A bit of a tune up for the second half of the season...
Former 'Dogs headed to the Olympics...
BSU 0 - UMD 0 after one. SOG: BSU 13 - UMD 12
The Beavs and the 'Dogs attempt to rearrange the dust on the basement stairs of the WCHA tonight at Amsoil in a somewhat surprisingly (to me) entertaining and action packed game, so far.
Other than the first 2 minutes when BSU kept the puck hemmed in the UMD end it has been pretty much end to end.
Convery has made 3 or 4 extremely good saves and at least one great save to keep the 'Dogs even.
BSU almost got a freebee when a shot had Convery going to her right but Daoust got her stick into the action and quickly deflected it right towards the net to Convery's left. The post came to her aid.
This is a vastly "improved" offense for BSU from what I last remember in the last few years. The game is wide open instead of the grind that BSU usually bestows on opponents. Then again, maybe they had no choice, not having been offensively endowed.
BSU 1 - UMD 2 after two.
Extremely fast game.
Reilly with her first goal as a Bulldog crashing the net with the pass from Bell going in off her skate...reviewed at length but referee approved. Strange goal to watch.
Then Healy with a bounced puck that came to her through traffic as she was waiting, stick loaded, on the back stoop...only a few seconds into their first power play of the night.
Then BSU wouldn't let UMD close out the last couple of minutes of the period on a winning note and bagged a deceptively nice one right in the crease with only 34 seconds left in the period.
Convery is making a statement in goal for UMD tonight...having a great game.
Early in the period the 'Dog defenders were scaring no one except their own team mates handing the puck to BSU on a few occasions in front of their own goal.
The new play by play guy is injecting a lot of excitement into an already exciting game.
BSU 5 - UMD 3 final.
It was a wild affair with BSU bagging 4 goals (including an empty netter) in the 3rd period.
Missed the first half of the period and BSU's tying goal.
So much for Convery's statement in the first two periods but she didn't get too much help from her defense tonight.
Some great goals including a blast from Healy from the left face off circle immediately off the face off on the other side from Mrazova to Houston with a nice quick pass to Healy who cranked it one time.
With the extra attacker UMD looked disorganized and couldn't control the puck and Rodgers was leaking major oil allowing the BSU puck carrier to easily pull away from her to score the EN.
Very disappointing third period for the 'Dogs but they did not quit.
Very impressed with BSU. This is the best game that I can ever recall seeing them play. Well deserved win.
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