Sadly, for the Individual Stars section, my performance was something less than on-time. But the full post is there now. Have a look!
I'm not even sure how to characterize this one. I mean, honestly, this inconsistency and somehow not being able to score goals on the road has to be driving our coaching staff nuts. Kassidy Sauve did not play tonight and I have no idea what happened. I sincerely hope it was by design that Coach Nadine was going to give her a rest tonight and not due to injury. That is the one thing that could potentially derail what has been a great season so far. Who is in net for Ohio State does not explain why they can't score goals on the road. In three road games since coming back from break, the Buckeyes have scored one goal in each, and they have lost all three games. I keep thinking whatever the coaches are telling this team about bringing their A game against everyone and not just when they are playing a top ten team, that message is just not getting through. For whatever reason, Ohio State continues to lose to teams they should beat. Oh well, I am sure the girls have moved on and I need to do the same. Ohio State was beaten 4-1 by Minnesota State earlier tonight. Grace Zarzecki scored the Buckeyes' only goal. The Maverick goals were scored by Lindsey Coleman (2), Amanda Conway, and Rebekah Kolstad. The Buckeyes outshot Minnesota State 36-20, but the Mavericks made their shots count, Amanda Zeglen stopped 16 of the 20 shots she faced tonight for the Buckeyes. Minnesota State's Chloe Crosby stopped 35 of the 36 shots she faced. Ohio State won the face-off battle 38-14. When you look at the stat sheet, it doesn't seem like the Buckeyes played that badly, but then the only stat that matters is that final score. The two teams are back at it tomorrow at 3:07 pm EST.
Anybody here going to be at the game? We have decided to take a road trip & wonder if we might bump into commenters
0-0 end of 1. SOG 3-15
2-1 Mav's after 2. Very strange or just the new norm?
Caught the 2nd period on line. How bad is OSUís power play! Not sure why you would have a forward on the back end when you have defensemen like Dunne, Sadek and Boyle to quarterback the PP.
There were probably not the 20 or so penalty calls that the Maverick play-by-play guys would have liked to have seen called against the Buckeyes, but there were a few that the refs let go by for sure. Crosby did seem to be screened on the winning goal and she had just made a huge save awhile before that. Not sure what took so long on the review of the winning goal. Some guy asleep up in Canada? Not great hockey, but I enjoyed the game. A needed win for the road team.
Last edited by bluffrinkrat; 02-10-2018 at 04:41 PM.
It was an odd game with a lot of individual play & occasionally sloppy. The refs seemed to only have one bean as they alternated calls the way Ludwig used to do.
I didn't see the game, so I am going to take everyone's word for it regarding how we played. I am definitely sure you are all correct about our power play, especially if we sent Peter Elander on a recruiting trip this weekend and he was not there. He is in charge of the power play. Anyway, honestly, after last night's loss, which was our fourth road loss in a row dating back to a loss in the second game vs Mercyhurst in Erie back in December, I am happy with the win. Thankfully, unlike college football where our team has to win every game by 40 points or they drop in the polls, there are no style points in college hockey. All that matters are the W's. A quick glance at the box score shows that the shots on goal battle was again won by Ohio State, 39-15. The Bucks outshot the Mavericks 15-3 in the first period but did not score. MSU came out and outshot Ohio State 10-8 in the second period and took a 2-1 lead into the second intermission. The Buckeyes weren't done and outshot Minnesota State 16-2 in the third period while scoring two goals to win 3-2. Buckeye goaltender Amanda Zeglen stopped 13 of the 15 shots she faced. Ohio State's All-American goaltender Kassidy Sauve was injured in the Wisconsin series last weekend and did not play this weekend, but should be ready to go against Bemidji next weekend. If not, she will definitely be in net for the first round of the playoffs vs the Mavericks. Chloe Crosby saved 36 of the 39 shots she faced. The Buckeyes won the face-off battle 30-22. The Maverick goals were scored by Rebekah Kolstad and Tristen Truax. Ohio State's goals were scored by Rebecca Freiburger, Charly Dahlquist, and Emma Maltais with the game-winner. The Mavericks will welcome in Minnesota-Duluth next weekend while Ohio State will host Bemidji for Senior Weekend.
And the Quality Wins, the Bad Loses, and just maybe the Lunar Tides. But at least it is objective, and transparent to the statisticians. I do wish it was a little more transparent for the rest of us. I'd like to be 100% confident that those Lunar Tides really make no difference.Thankfully, unlike college football where our team has to win every game by 40 points or they drop in the polls, there are no style points in college hockey. All that matters are the W's.
Good experience for Amanda.Buckeye goaltender Amanda Zeglen stopped 13 of the 15 shots she faced. Ohio State's All-American goaltender Kassidy Sauve was injured in the Wisconsin series last weekend and did not play this weekend, but should be ready to go against Bemidji next weekend. If not, she will definitely be in net for the first round of the playoffs vs the Mavericks.
Didn't get the memo on Kassidy's injury. Not that I'm on that mailing list. Was she hurt during the 1st Period of the Saturday game? I remember one play where the puck came off the end boards at an insanely irregular angle. Kass got awkwardly stretched out as she scrambled to get back into position. But after a fairly brief injury stoppage, she continued on.
I didn't think that much more about it. But are we now saying that she played 2+ periods against the top ranked team in the country while injured, yet still shut them down?? That's positively inspirational. She's not just Goalie Woman, she's Wonder Woman.
Always a bittersweet occasion. But certainly there is already much to celebrate for this year's Seniors!Ohio State will host Bemidji for Senior Weekend.
As for the seniors, I always miss them, but I am thankful they chose Ohio State and we had them for four years, or five in some cases. These past few senior classes are really special to me because they stuck it out through all the coaching changes and turmoil, and helped the current coaching staff build a solid foundation by being great leaders on and off the ice. This whole team is obviously very special this season. Regardless of how far they go in the tournaments or what their record ends up being, they are going to set some records this season that they can build on for next season, while also looking back and being proud of what they were able to accomplish in just the second season of this coaching staff. I am thrilled with Coach Nadine and hope she is here for a long time. It didn't take this guy long to realize how correct the Minnesota fans were when they said we got a good one! So, Pgb ... gotta ask, because there will be less people there so it will be easier to find you ... will you be at the Senior Banquet Thursday?
Back in the day, both OSU programs had year end Banquets, usually on a Saturday. The public was very much invited to those. My sense was that it when became the Senior Brunch, the event was really just for the players & their families. Maybe Coach Nadine has found the happy medium on this. If so, good for her.
We'll connect eventually... don't mean to be unfriendly... but also, don't underestimate the value of a Poster Pal.
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